Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company are causing a big stir among fans these days with “Turtlegate,” the controversy surrounding the rebranding of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise that you can read all about here. Now, Bloody Disgusting reports that the studio responsible for remakes of A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Friday the 13th is taking on yet another iconic movie monster: Michael Myers will hit theater screens again in a new version of John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween.
Rob Zombie recently directed the most recent incarnation of the character in 2007 and 2009, but Drive Angry 3D helmers Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier were hired on to take over the series for The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, and they even had a 2012 release date set. But that project has been abandoned, and it looks like in the quest to blandly remake every iconic horror character they can, Platinum Dunes has finally gotten its hands on Michael Myers. If you’re an Abercrombie model, I’d suggest polishing up your resume because this company isn’t best known for choosing talented actors to topline these projects (with a few exceptions, of course).
There are no writers or directors attached as of right now, and the aim of this new film is unclear: will it be a reboot of the reboot, or a continuation of Zombie’s storyline? No one is sure right now, but we’ll keep you posted with details as they’re sure to pop up over the next few months. Do you think Platinum Dunes can make a decent Halloween film?