Keeping the horror pipe flowing, it looks like Dimension is turning to stalwart editor/director Patrick Lussier to revamp the Halloween series for 3D.
With Rob Zombie's Halloween II sputtering at the box office, a Zombie-free Halloween 3D has already been announced and several candidates have been mentioned to direct.
Now Variety reports that Dimension stable regular Patrick Lussier (who has been with the company since editing the Scream films) will segue from the minor success of My Bloody Valentine 3D into the world of Michael Myers.
He's currently in negotiations to write and direct a fresh take on the shape's current form and no doubt the company wil be hoping he can get Mike back on top.
And talking of old franchises being dusted off, Bob Weinstein also wants to get Children Of The Corn (above) back from straight-to-DVD nonsense with a brand new reboot of the original.
Ehren Kruger (who co-wrote Transformers 2) is the man entrusted with making sure the kids are all right again, going right back to the source: Stephen King's short story.
“If you read the short story, it’s got such a strong feeling to it and there’s this religious overtone to it as well," Weinstein tells the trade mag. "Ehren wants to hit it hard. It’s popular in Hollywood to say you’re re-envisioning a project, but a lot of the time they’re just carbon copying the original. We are bringing something new to the story.”
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[Source: Variety ]
Is Lussier the right choice for Halloween? And should they bother revisiting Children Of The Corn? Scream up!