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10-12-2003, 08:22 PM
:) well we have a new craze,I heard that if the chainsaw masscure remake does good then there may be a remake of the original halloween with Micheal Myers. Hmmm...
10-12-2003, 08:41 PM
Won't happen. Though it was rumored to be talked about a while ago. The current plan is possible Michael/Pinhead movie, "Helloween." :)
Squashing the 'Halloween' Remake Rumor
[ Rumor Control | Posted by: MrDisgustingon 09.19.03 @ 12:25 am ]
Moviehole put a the major smackdown today on the news posted by Creature-Corner last week about a possible Halloween remake, "The last week or so there's been a god awful rumour floating about that Dimension are preparing to remake the first Halloween, in turn starting the series from scratch re-introducing [not to mention re-casting] the characters of Dr Loomis, Laurie Strode and of course, Michael Myers. Moviehole heard from one of the studio's decision makers today who says that there's no such plan. "There are no plans to remake Halloween that rumour was incorrect," he tells. Instead, the studio is pushing forward with the latest "Halloween" instalment, possibly and you can vote on the idea over at Halloweenmovies.com. Michael vs. Pinhead. Michael won't be back on screen for quite a while we're told, but when he does, it?ll be in the form of some sort of sequel not a remake."
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James Boba Fettfield
10-12-2003, 08:49 PM
Yeah, these remake ideas are getting a bit stale. Now and again, a remake is fun, but over and over again...
I drew the line when I heard The Hills Have Eyes is being remade. No more, I say! As for the remake of Halloween, that's probably not going to be happening according to the studio...but you never know.
The only thing worse than a Halloween remake would be a movie with Myers and Pinhead. :p
Still, neither idea is worse than Halloween 6. ;)
11-03-2003, 11:03 AM
Moustapha Akkad, aka the Halloween Franchise milker officially stated at last weekend's "Return to Haddonfield" convention that Michael vs. Pinhead is dead. He appearantly doesn't want to take Michael in that direction. Which is sort of idiotic, from a man who's only purpose in life is to pump out sequel after sequel of the same thing. :(
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James Boba Fettfield
11-03-2003, 12:09 PM
I say good for him. The last thing needed are some more silly vs. movies.
Thank goodness. :happy:
Halloween doesn't work for me without Dr. Loomis. H20 and Resurrection weren't the worst, but they're still kinda blahhhhh.
What they should have done was cut the Man in Black from part 5 and let it wrap up in those 4 movies. 1, 2, 4, and (somewhat) 5 are all pretty cool. :cool:
1 and 4 are my favorites. :)
11-03-2003, 02:03 PM
What they are going to make, will be worse. Since Akkad wants to get Jamie Lee back in the series. Regardless of the fact that she was supposed to have finally died in the last one. This is from Dark Horizons. And I disagree with his idea of negative reaction. The poll up until it closed was flip flopping every day 60% for or against. And it closed pretty much even for to make "Helloween" or "Halloween 9". :)
The teaming of Pinhead against Michael Myers might be off it seems according to this fresh off the press report from 'mikeymoves': "I was at the 25th anniversary Halloween convention and Moustapha Akkad (the producer of the "Halloween" movie franchise) himself has officially shot down 'Helloween'. He said that the fans overwhelming negative reaction and logistical reasons are why. In regards to "Halloween 9" he also mentioned the possibility of Danielle Harris making a cameo as well as Dick Warlock (Michael Myers from halloween 2). He also said he will NOT revisit the Thorn plot. Joe Wolf of Compass international said Jamie Lee Curtis might cameo in H9 as well."
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What the hell are they going to do with JLC in the next one ? Yeah, sounds crappy to me, too, Binks.
Danielle Harris, now that's the girl they should get . . . she's a total hottie, too. Did you see her in Urban Legend? :happy:
Wait, they killed her character in that goofy Halloween 6 so will she cameo as Jamie or as a different character ?
11-07-2003, 01:08 AM
CINESCAPE Online News
Dateline: Wednesday, November 5, 2003
By: PATRICK SAURIOL
By: News Editor
Source: Name withheld
As announced earlier this week, Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes struck a deal with Dimension Films to develop and produce films for that studio. According to the trade stories, the first slate of Platinum projects being developed will be priced at about $15 million dollars each, and that the production firm is already considering several of Dimension's properties.
Which leads us to what one of our industry insiders had to tell us. Our source is well-known and has scooped us news items that we broke first before we saw them appear in the trades.
According to this source, one of the franchises that has been mentioned as a possible project for Platinum Dunes is a remake of John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN. Yes, really. "Remake" as in the latest THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, which was Platinum's, and the remake of THE AMITYVILLE HORROR that the company has going on over at MGM right now.
Now before going any further, let us say that our source wasn't sure if Bay or anyone from Platinum is taking this idea seriously, or even if they've been presented the notion of remaking HALLOWEEN for a 21st century audience. All that our source knows for certain is that there has been a mention within Dimension that this could be a possible endeavor for Platinum to take on -- day-dreaming, one might say. Maybe it won't get farther than the gleam-in-the-exec's-eye phase; maybe Bay or one of the other Platinum owners will nix the idea, or maybe Platinum will commit to another Dimension project before considering a HALLOWEEN remake.
Nevertheless, someone has said it within the walls of Dimension Films. Would it have the blessing of Moustapha Akkad, the rights holder to the HALLOWEEN franchise? The last anyone heard was that plans were being drawn up for a HALLOWEEN 9. The official HALLOWEEN website makes no mention of any remake at all of the original film.
After the box office success of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, would Platinum Dunes contemplate taking on a new HALLOWEEN? The idea itself screams controversy, and fans of Michael Myers number greater than those of Leatherface...but it hasn't stopped Hollywood before.
11-07-2003, 01:51 PM
The Ninth Life of HALLOWEEN
By MARC SHAPIRO
The Shape of things to come is that Michael Myers will return in advance of next Halloween. You heard it here first: “We’re shooting for a fall 2004 release,” says producer Malek Akkad. “Ideally, we’d like to get it out in August or September. So obviously that means we’ve really got to go, go, go.”
Akkad is giving out tidbits of HALLOWEEN 9 information outside a conference hall where his father, legendary HALLOWEEN honcho Moustapha Akkad, is signing autographs, posing for pictures and being good-naturedly vague in the face of a barrage of fan questions as part of the recent HALLOWEEN Returns to Haddonfield convention, honoring the 25th anniversary of the John Carpenter classic’s release.
“These films have always been made for you,” the elder Akkad tells the packed room. “Your feedback, your suggestions and, yes, your criticisms will always be welcome. But there are certain things about the new film that I will not tell you, because I think you will agree that we all want to be surprised.”
The veteran producer also acknowledges the creator of the film that started it all. “John Carpenter is an enormous talent, and it is to his credit, talent and vision that HALLOWEEN has become something special in the hearts and minds of so many millions of fans. Being here before you on this, the 25th anniversary of HALLOWEEN, is one of the happiest moments in my life.”
The younger Akkad, who has taken an ever-increasing role in the care and feeding of the HALLOWEEN franchise since the fourth film, obligingly offers Fango some meat on the next installment—though like his father, he stops short of spilling any definitive beans. However, he is candid in saying that the startup process for Michael’s ninth adventure was delayed by a couple of months due to Dimension Films’ insistence on turning the project into a Michael-vs.-Pinhead story. Reportedly both Carpenter and Clive Barker have been approached about participating. “That idea did come from Dimension, and I can honestly say that I was against it from day one,” Akkad reveals. “As soon as it was proposed, my father said no. But then it kept going back and forth for a couple of months and we lost a lot of time. There was also some casual talk at one point about a possible MICHAEL VS. LEATHERFACE or a MICHAEL VS. JASON storyline. But in the wake of FREDDY VS. JASON, any other teamup is just going to look derivative. And besides, when it comes to Michael, we don’t feel we have to jump on any matchup bandwagon.”
Akkad also reports that, while the company does have a couple of story ideas it is toying with for HALLOWEEN 9, the major creative elements have yet to be firmed up. “We have no director set at this point, and there are not any clear front-runners right now,” he says. “I wouldn’t want to mention any names because we are still talking to people, but I can tell you that there are some real interesting names in the mix.”
The producer acknowledges that, at this relatively late day, they are also still considering scriptwriters for the project. “Right now we’re looking at a couple of pairs of writing teams, but I can tell you that we are not considering the writers of FREDDY VS. JASON. At this point, we’re close to making a decision, and we’re hopeful that we will have a first draft of HALLOWEEN 9 by mid-December. I can also say that, as in the past, we’re trying to emulate the tone and the feel of the first film while at the same time hopefully bringing something fresh and new to the concept. I’ve always fought for less gore and more suspense in the HALLOWEEN films. I haven’t always gotten what I wanted, but in an ideal world, those are the elements that I believe work best.”
There has been a rumor afoot, fueled by the nostalgia surrounding the 25th anniversary, that HALLOWEEN 9 might be shot in the same South Pasadena neighborhoods where the original was filmed. Akkad is a big fan of revisiting the past, but “nothing is set in stone at this point in regards to location. We did have an amazing experience shooting in Vancouver [on HALLOWEEN: H20 and HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION] and I’m all for going back there.”
Casting has obviously not begun at this point, but the producer willingly talks in generalities about certain roles and actors. One of these is the Freddie character played by rapper Busta Rhymes, who first died and then, through the miracle of reshoots, survived to the end of RESURRECTION. “We’re not sure whether Freddie will be back or not,” says Akkad. “We haven’t ruled it out, and there has been talk of Busta doing some kind of cameo. When it comes to playing Michael, it’s a pretty safe bet that if we go to Vancouver, Brad Loree [from RESURRECTION] would do it. At one point, Kane Hodder talked to us about taking on the character, but Kane has been Jason and we want to keep Michael pure in terms of the actors who portray him.”
The producer also addresses the speculation that the new film might see a character similar to Dr. Sam Loomis (the late Donald Pleasence) arriving on the scene to do battle with Michael. “I can’t really divulge that, but I can say that it is something that we are looking at,” says Akkad, who also laughingly denies that Laurie Strode will be revived after her demise in RESURRECTION. “Laurie will not be back in HALLOWEEN 9,” he says. “Jamie [Lee Curtis] has been in four of these, and I think she’s had it. But hey, she’s Michael’s sister and she would seem to share Michael’s supernatural powers. So who’s to say that just because she fell to her death from a multistory building, she might not reappear at some point in the future? But in the next film, definitely not.”
Much has been made over the years of the feud between Carpenter and Akkad that has seen the director drop out of the HALLOWEEN universe. The younger Akkad is willing to address the rumor that, in recent years, the director and producer have buried the hatchet and actively engaged in conversations with an eye toward working together on future projects. “First of all, the rumors that there was ever a hatchet to be buried were very much overblown,” he says. “They’ve always held each other in the highest esteem and, as you heard my father say a few minutes ago, he gives all the credit in the world to John. There was never a feud between them. They have definitely been speaking on a friendly level for some time now, throwing ideas back and forth. I’m with most people in that I would love to see John come back and do another HALLOWEEN movie, though at this point, no conversations along those lines have happened.”
Finally, Akkad puts to death the growing urban legend, fueled by an off-the-cuff remark by Pleasence, that there will be 22 films in total before Michael Myers finally calls it a day. “There will not be 22 HALLOWEEN movies,” he laughs. “I don’t believe we’ll make 20. To be perfectly honest, I think there are only another two or three in the series. But at the end of the day, it all boils down to what the audiences will bear. It’s like I’ve said before: The only thing that will kill Michael Myers is if he dies at the box office.”
So, while the Akkads are prepping to rush a ninth HALLOWEEN into production, assuring that it will likely be an even more derivative piece of trash than HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION, Dimension may or may not proceed with its HALLOWEEN remake.
12-01-2003, 06:19 PM
It's a shame that Akkad said no to Helloween. Because it may have actually been really good. John Carpenter and Clive Barker were already commited to the script. Doug Bradly was ready for it. And Akkad put his foot down on the project. Shame really, it may have been really good with Carpenter and Barker working on it. :(
EXCLUSIVE: Clive Barker and John Carpenter were good to go. Clive had the agreement papers, was ready to put pen to paper and then got a call from Bob Weinstein (Which is rare) and told Clive that they no longer wanted to do it. Now if you can imagine the two egos of Weinstein and Barker clashing with fury... you can get the idea of how that conversation ended. Now Barker is ****** off, Dougy is ****** off and John Carpenter is ****** off that Akkad has changed his mind on the project. So there you go. The rumours of a Clive Barker script directed by John Carpenter was 100% TRUE.
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