Dimension Films, who has been making movies in the Halloween story for the past twenty years ever since the movie Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, no longer has the rights to the franchise to make any further films.
While the Halloween franchise made eight films in less than 25 years in its original series, the movies started to falter near the end, and the series ceased after 2002’s Halloween Resurrection. Rob Zombie remade the movie in 2007 and then directed a sequel to it, but that series too faltered, much like the Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Nightmare on Elm Street remakes, and it has laid dormant for over five years.
Dimension Films, owned by the Weinstein Company, was setting up to produce a third movie in the remake series that may have come out in 2016, but they have now lost the rights to the franchise and can no longer make Halloween movies. Now Miramax has to look for a new distributor.
Bloody Disgusting poses the possibility that, if Warner Bros/New Line gets the rights, we could see a crossover between Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Leatherface in a shared universe kind of situation. Could this be their way of competing with Universal’s still-gestating Universal Monsters franchise reboot?
As of now, there is no news on any progress in the next chapter of the Michael Myers saga, but stay tuned, because there will probably be more developments in the near future.
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