The Weinstein Company has slowed down on at least one of their many films slated for production. Halloween 3 looks like it's getting stopped before the dollars start flowing. Does this mean it's going to be a long time before we see Michael Myers wield a knife again?
Bob Weinstein's reason for putting the breaks on Halloween 3 was that things were moving too fast. Like a relationship, you don't want a franchise to go too fast -- especially if it consistently bombs at the box office and disappoints all of its fans.
Nikki Finke reports in Deadline Hollywood:
...the rumor mill claims TWC is out of money amid all those layoffs, and TWC couldn't agree on a $2.5M budget battle with [director Patrick] Lussier, and TWC had key crew ready to fly to Shreveport. ...Now Dimension plans to start the film after My Bloody Valentine 3D helmer Lussier is free.
Is there anyone who's going to be bummed about thhis, or is it good news that TWC is going to take a deep breath and try to figure out where to take these horror films? At this poing rushing into the next sequel doesn't seem like the wisest thing to do, especially since the fan base isn't completely behind the filmmakers.
It probably helps that Rob Zombie has been taken off the franchise, but it's going to take an impressive feat of filmmaking to interest people in Myers' murder habit again.
What are your thoughts? Would it be better for the next sequel to come out sooner or later, and are you happy Zombie is off to dip his fingers into The Blob instead of massacring what's left of Myers' legacy?
Source: The Weinstein Company