'Halloween 3' Gets Taken Over by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes

The notorious horror company known for its remakes takes the reins from Dimension Films on this languishing sequel, which is no longer in 3D.

Halloween 3 will be produced by Platinum Dunes
Halloween 3 will be produced by Platinum Dunes
Last month, we reported that Dimension Films had yanked Halloween 3D from its release slate, leaving many to wonder if this horror sequel would ever get made.

Now, Platinum Dunes is in talks to produce the project, which will no longer be filmed or released in 3D.

Platinum Dunes is currently seeking writers and a director for Halloween 3, which likely means that director Patrick Lussier and writer Todd Farmer, who have long been attached to the 3D project, are no longer involved. It has also been revealed that the return of Michael Myers will not employ found footage techniques, which were once rumored to be used for the Friday the 13th Part 2 sequel/remake coming from Platinum Dunes.

Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Bradley Fuller will likely produce for Platinum Dunes, although, with no writer or director attached, it still isn't known when this languishing sequel will get off the ground.

Halloween 3D is in development . The film is directed by Patrick Lussier.


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  1. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    @thedude1 I actually didn't mind him taking a hostage. I thought it seemed weird at first, but I remember in part 2, he almost didn't want to kill that girl because he thought she was his mother, we never really found out what he would have done with if she didnt attack him. And the whole part with him setting the whole place up with booby traps, wasnt something that new, I forgot which one it was when some guy walked into one of his booby traps where his foot got caught up in a noose and hung him upside down. They didnt really change his character, they just amped him up on the booby traps and showed us what he would have done if he got a hold of the girl from part2

    3 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  2. TheDude1

    @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen They completely disrespected Friday the 13th in the remake. Why would they have Jason take a hostage and why would he be all of a sudden be this master electrician/MacGyver? That completely ruined the remake for me as a hardcore fan of Friday the 13th.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  3. ROFLitschristian

    @thedude1 Ugh don't remind me of that piece of sh*t. I felt like I was losing brain cells watching it.

    @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen Especially not the Elm Street remake. By far the worst one to come out of these remakes. At the very least F13 was a below average snuff film.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  4. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    @thedude1 If anything I think the F13 remake respected the original just as much as TCM did. The only remake by platinum dunes that totally screwed everything up was the NOES remake

    3 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  5. TheDude1

    @ROFLitschristian Same here. That was a remake that was actually quite good and does not disrespect the original like Friday the 13th did.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    @thedude1 If they could pull another Texas Chainsaw Massacre then I'm all in.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. ROFLitschristian

    Won't make it any better, nor any worse/

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  8. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    The only reason Ressurection was the worst of the franchise was because it was involved in the same story line as the original and it just ruined the story line. If it wasnt involved with the original like halloween 4,5,6 then I wouldnt of minded as much. So I just pretend that H20 is the official ending for the original and ressurection was just another spin off

    3 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  9. Writer220

    The family curse, keep the kid in it since Resurrection was quite good for what it was.
    I didn't hate nor liked Zombies version, entertaining but that's about it.

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  10. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    Glad to see this, especially the dropping of the 3d idea. platinum dunes did a good job on all their horror remakes except NOES, but hopefully tht meens they can just learn from the mistakes they did on tht film. And like @Mr_Jellyfish said this can only be an improvement after RZ movies. It prob wont be as good as the original but thts all good, as long as we get to see more MM

    3 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  11. Mr_Jellyfish

    Rob Zombies Halloween is one of the very few horror remakes that is actually worse than the sh*t Platinum Dunes put out, so judging by that I guess this is an improvement? No, this is still just pissing on a classic horror film.

    3 years agoby @mr-jellyfishFlag

  12. Rome84

    Good!!! Platinum Dunes hooked up the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Remake!!! (Friday the 13th sucked and Nightmare on Elm Street was lame). I really didn't like the remake to Halloween or the sequel. Hopefully something good will come of this but, you never know.

    3 years agoby @rome84Flag

  13. h0tproperty

    @brian haha! COME AT ME BRO!

    3 years agoby @h0tpropertyFlag

  14. TheDude1

    @MadJohnsonProductions Frankly I would like to see them continue the original series. Make a sequel to Halloween Resurrection.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  15. TheDude1

    Platinum Dunes is hit or miss. The only good movies of theirs that are any good are The Hitcher, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. So while I'm hoping this will be good 80 percent of me knows it will be awful. But then again it cannot be any worse than Rob Zombie's Halloween 2.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  16. uncle rico

    Alright Alright I love Halloween Franchise I was upset when they remade the sereis because Resssurection ended with an opener for another one. Then a few years later the remake. It was good but the second was terrible Zombie said that 2 was it for him so leave it at that. Now since platium dunes has the rights make the next movie a sequel of ressurection Im telling u the money will go up and many of the ornignal fan will love it

    3 years agoby @unclerico12345Flag

  17. MadJohnsonProductions

    Just restart the series in a year or two, and don't let rob zombie or michael bay touch it.

    3 years agoby @MadJohnsonProductionsFlag

  18. SpaceCowboy

    I'm sick of seeing Michael Bay's name everywhere. Just means more people will instantly hate and bitch & moan.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  19. SpeedyEric

    @thedude-abides They already did that in the 5th film and both versions of the 2nd one.

    3 years agoby @SpeedyEricFlag

  20. incmob

    @ChiRep-1 thumbs up to that!

    3 years agoby @incmobFlag

  21. SpeedyEric

    @SoksoV I totally agree with you. I just hate all this hate filled talk. Also, the hate for The Star Wars Ppequels, Star Wars 3D, and anything Star Wars related is getting old.

    3 years agoby @SpeedyEricFlag

  22. incmob

    oh f*ck... here we go again.

    3 years agoby @incmobFlag

  23. Superman81

    This being my favorite horror franchise, I am hoping they do it right. I know they can put together a decent movie for the fans.

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  24. Yannick Decorte

    Does it mean it won't be produced by the Akkad family? That would be huge news if that were the case, but I doubt Malek Akkad would let that happen to his father's legacy.

    3 years agoby @yannick-decorteFlag

  25. thedude-abides

    Halloween with explosions

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  26. SherlockHolmes2009

    @ChiRep_1 I agree

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  27. Salemwolf711

    WELL THEN! I don't care anymore... Hollywood I really don't so go f*ck yourselves.

    3 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  28. Writer220

    interesting films if you want to dissect it but otherwise please go back to the original universe.

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  29. Dan

    I liked Zombie's remake. The sequel he did blew chunks, though. Like that TCM reboot, I expect nothing of this 3rd outing.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  30. ChiRep_1

    Michael Bay is clearly on a mission to ruin any successful horror franchise ever created.

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag