22 February, 2012
Updates on "Halloween 3D" and "My Bloody Valentine" sequel
One of the people working on the pitch for the new "Halloween" instalment for Weinsteins, Todd Farmer also provided us a possible insight to the "My Bloody Valentine" sequel.
My Bloody Valentine Sequel - “At the time there was a lot of discussion [about a sequel]. We designed it so that it would be – that we would leave it open. As a matter of fact, I assume at this point everyone listening has seen the movie, or should have seen the movie, but spoilers ahead: the main cast survives….
We did that on purpose. We set it up for a sequel, and we went into Lionsgate a couple of weeks before the release and we pitched the sequel, and they loved it. We had it all worked out: It was gonna take place minutes after the original. That was our plan and everybody loved it. Then the movie came out, and the movie was huge. It did great here, it did great overseas. Then the oddest thing happened… The guys in charge of Lionsgate didn’t want to do a sequel. They had their reasons; we heard dozens of reasons, I don’t know which reason is the real reason, but they didn’t want to do a sequel. And everywhere we went around town people just assumed that we would… They just didn’t want to do it.”
Halloween 3D - “I don’t know what’s gonna happen with Halloween. We still talk to the Weinstein’s and the executives there often; pretty up in the air. Back in ’09 we wrote Halloween 3D, and we wrote it to be shot before Drive Angry. And it was decided that it was just impossible to do that financially,” Todd asserts before addressing that rumoured seasonal date for a Halloween 3D release, “They probably need to start shooting. If they’re gonna make an October date, they probably need to make something happen. I’d love to see it happen. I don’t mind if it does with somebody else; just whoever does it… you know, it’s Halloween! It’s one of those movies that made me who I am.”