Michael Myers hasn’t been around for awhile, it’s clear to see why. While Rob Zombie’s initial Halloween reboot was seen as a triumph, the second film was seen largely as a failure due to its wacked out premise and insanity element. It was said shortly after that a third film, without Zombie’s invovlement, was going into production for a 3D release. However, nothing has really come forth from that. Hence, Dimension Films has announced that the movie will be pushed from its initial release later this year.
STYD has the details, saying the film will be pushed from its previously set date of October 26th to a “date to be determined”. The fact the project isn’t dead already is quite a surprising one, as its remained in a constant state of limbo for some time. Without Zombie at the helm, there’s hasn’t really been a driving force behind the picture, and it’s just remained an afterthought.
The writing duo behind Drive Angry Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier were initially given the job of penning the next script, but it was ultimately tossed to the side. The project is said to be back in very early development, as Dimension is still listening to pitches for the third film. An inside told STYD that the film is still a priority.
Dimension Films, interestingly enough, has no set releases for 2012 just yet. Piranha 3DD is set to hit sometime this Spring, but that seems to be all as the studio has various projects in development.