A lot of fans have been following the updates over the last year regarding the ‘Halloween’ remake. Many excited and many not. Well, it turns out all may not be well with the franchise as Dimension Films has let the option on the rights expire. ‘Halloween’ is on the block. The only question now is who will scoop up the rights? Will they let a crossover happen? moviepilot.com is reporting:
Dimension has had the rights to Halloween since Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers. And while I like a majority of the sequels that came out under their reign, especially Halloween 6, I think it’s a good thing they’re giving up the rights. At times it seemed they didn’t care about the quality of the Halloween movies they put out (Halloween Resurrection, Halloween 2 (2009), but were more interested in cashing off of the Michael Myers’s name. Now that the rights are up for grabs though, I’d like to see Paramount or New Line Cinema get ahold of the Halloween franchise.
Many fans were excited about the next Halloween movie, which was said to take place after the events of the original Halloweens 1, 2, and 3. (And yes, I really mean Halloween 3). Now however, it’s very possible we won’t be seeing Halloween Returns pan out at all. I personally wasn’t crazy about the story they had in mind, but optimism still had me in its grip. The good part of all this is we could possibly get that amazing Halloween movie fans are yearning for.
Dimension has sheltered Myers from crossovers with other icons like Freddy and Jason since the 1995. However, now that they’re finally giving up the rights to Michael Myers, it is possible we could see him throw down with other iconic slashers. If Paramount or New Line Cinema end up acquiring the rights to Halloween, a crossover would surely be in the cards.
I think this whole situation will do more good than bad, but only time will tell.
Update: Now it’s been confirmed that Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton are no longer a part of the Halloween project, meaning we won’t be seeing Michael Myers on Death Row after all.
It’s going to be interesting to see where this property lands and what happens to it.