Will Michael Myers soon be stalking teenagers again? Rumor has it that Halloween 3D is back in development at the Weinstein Co., although horror site Bloody Disgusting has no other details to share at the moment.
Rob Zombie rebooted the series, first with Halloween in 2007 and then with Halloween II in 2009, making Michael Myers more of a misunderstood kid who never got the help he needed from his dysfunctional family before growing up to be a giant of a scary killer. The sequel met with disappointing returns at the box office, and Zombie ruled out directing a third installment. At one point, director Patrick Lussier and writer Todd Farmer -- the team responsible for My Bloody Valentine and Drive Angry -- were on board for the sequel, but then it appeared that Platinum Dunes, Michael Bay's production company, would take over the franchise.
Neither of those prospects worked out, and it appears that the project has been on the back burner for the last couple of years. If Halloween 3D moves forward, it would be under the Dimension Films banner; the company is also working on a revival of The Amityville Horror franchise, with a new installment due next January. So, if the rumor is true, rebooting Halloween would make a great deal of sense.