After Rob Zombie's failure to redeem himself with his latest movie, Halloween 2, it looks like the next installation in the franchise -- Halloween 3D -- could get farmed out to another director. And this new director has had previous experience with Michael Myers.
Right now the name that's being floated around is Steve Miner, the man who directed Friday the 13th Part 2 and Part 3, as well as Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Lake Placid. Bloody Disgusting reports that as of right now the news is only a rumor:
...we've got an e-mail out to Mr. Miner and will let you know what he says as soon as he returns. Miner also directed the Day of the Dead direct-to-DVD release from First Look. The reason I DON'T believe this rumor is that I've been doing some heavy digging since it was announced and have learned that Dimension Films might have actually jumped the gun on the announcement, and still have yet to decide if they're doing it or not.
Right now it's very possible that no one's going to want to touch this franchise with a ten-foot pole. I mean, is there anyone who really has a taste for more Myers? There have been too many failures in the past ten years to merit yet another go -- but then again, Miner is a man with a lot of horror experience under his belt.
Rumor or no, it's highly unlikely Zombie will be back to direct the next Halloween movie (assuming there is another Halloween movie), if only because he's going to be busy remaking The Blob.
Should we worry about The Blob, or do you think it's in good hands? A giant gob of digesting goo is a different animal than an invincible man in a William Shatner mask.
Source: Dimension Films