'Halloween 3D' Rumors Come Lurching Back to Life

Posted 9:44 AM May 1st, 2014 by Jeff Giles
Halloween

The Halloween franchise rose from the grave with Rob Zombie's relatively well-received 2007 reboot and its 2009 sequel, but rumors that those entries would be followed by a 3D Halloween have thus far proven unfounded. Of course, that doesn't mean the series' masked slasher, Michael Myers, is finally gone for good -- Halloween sequels have kept coming on a more or less regular basis since the original scared up massive box office in 1978, and we all knew it was only a matter of time before the next one lurched to life.

According to Bloody Disgusting, that time may be coming soon. The site's sources at Cannes say that the Weinstein Company has revived its plans for Halloween 3D, and although details are awfully sketchy at this point, it sounds like they're hoping to get it in front of the cameras relatively quickly.

While Halloween hasn't exerted the same box-office muscle enjoyed by the Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street series, the movies are awfully cheap to make, and they've grossed nearly $400 million worldwide against a reported $80 million budget. The Weinsteins would be fools not to take advantage of such a reliable return on investment, so one way or another, we can expect to see Michael back in theaters before long.

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