mask that arguable kick-started the entire slasher genre, this puppy
came back with a vengeance. Out in 2009, the remake cost $17 million to
create and has raked in $90 million worldwide to date. You would think
those numbers dictate a second film in the reboot, but it seems that
Part II isn’t happening, at least according to the latest reports.
Zombie’s take on this is loved by many, hated by many. Michael Myers is
a horror staple, and the masked killer is synonymous with horror. The
movies did well in theaters, with the Halloween remake making $77
million worldwide and the remade sequel (a re-sequel?) pulling in $40
million. Apparently that’s not enough to greenlight a third film
though. Zombie dropped out of a third flick, which was then slated to be
written by Patrick Lussier (who directed the remake of ’80s horror
flick My Bloody Valentine 3D) and Todd Farmer (the little-known
writer of #1 box-office flicks The Messenger and My Bloody
Valentine 3D). Sadly, that effort has stalled, and production has
it to us as gourmet grub, I want the classic Limburger of them all —
Chucky! And, yes, it looks like this one is in production (according to IMDB.com).
Apparently, this remake is written and directed by Don Mancini, who
wrote the original 1988 piece-of-awesome version. Mancini also directed Seed
of Chucky, so he’s no newbie. It would be a blast to see the
original creator get a chance to re-do his work as both writer and
director. Hey, whatever it takes to get more nacho-cheese one-liners of
this one is practically unknown to anyone born after 1985. Yep, you
guessed it, a remake is in production. Tapped to direct is Craig
Gillespie, director of Lars & The Real Girl. How will that
schlock-fest introspected “let’s discover what’s real in life through a
movie” fare translate into straight-up vampires-next-door horror/comedy?
I have no idea.
nothing seems to have surfaced. Also in the works: Little
Shop of Horrors, It, Monster Squad and more. And if
there’s an 80s remake you’re dying to see (or one that is being made
that should have stayed dead), no worries — it’s only a matter