This Weekend Halloween 2, lost the number one spot at the box office to the 3D film, The Final Destination. But, it still made $17 million dollars, which pays back the initial investment for making the film which was $15 million. From here on out the film will be bringing in profit. Had Halloween 2 been in 3D it probably would have beat out The Final Destination. The Weinsteins will now fix the problem by bringing Michael Myers back to the big screen in third film that will be made in 3D! Oh, and Rob Zombie will not be involved. Here is what was reported in LA Times:
""Halloween II" may not have won the box office this weekend, but Weinstein Co. is taking a lesson from the movie that did as it prepares a sequel for next summer.
The independent studio's co-Chairman Bob Weinstein said today that the 3-D sequel, titled, appropriately enough, "Halloween 3D," is in development.
The investment it takes to shoot movies in digital 3-D has proved particularly lucrative for horror films. For "The Final Destination," this weekend's No. 1 movie, theaters with at least one 3-D screen earned 3.25 times as much as those that showed the movie in 2-D only, according to distributor Warner Bros. That's substantially higher than for other recent releases. The equivalent 3-D multiple for last month's "G-Force," for instance, was only 1.7 on its first weekend. For July's "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" it was 1.4 andm for June's "Up" it was 2.2. January horror flick "My Bloody Valentine" earned 6.4 times as much from 3-D theaters as it did from 2-D on its opening weekend.
Weinstein said Rob Zombie, who directed "Halloween II" and 2007's reboot of the 31-year-old horror series, won't return for "Halloween 3-D." He said the studio is in negotiations with a new director, whom he declined to name, who has experience in horror and has a "different take" on the franchise."
This is just getting out of control. Doing a movie in 3D doesn't make it better, The Final Destination is getting awful reviews, which isn't surprising. I think they just need to give up on the Halloween franchise. With Zombie not involved they might as will treat it as another reboot. As mush As I didn't like Zombies vision of Halloween, they will most likely bring someone that will make it worse, and turn it into a lame and typical 3D horror slasher film. Zombie at least tried to put his own stamp on it.
What are your thoughts on Halloween 3D?