The Halloween franchise looks to be as dead as one of Michael Myers' eviscerated victims, as , the overseer of the Halloween remake and 2009's Halloween II, has admitted that he's stepping away from the franchise. Speaking to SciFiNow, Zombie revealed:
I don’t think they are doing anything with Halloween at the moment. That is the last thing that I heard – and I’m definitely not directing it if they ever do go ahead with a third movie.
Sounds pretty definitive to me. Halloween II got a bit a bit of a critical bashing when it was released, scoring a savagely low 21% on Rotten Tomatoes, but Zombie remains a fan, saying:
I love that movie. I think it is a great movie. But I wish it had a different title. If it was called something else then people might have watched it and accepted it for what it was. Instead, because it was called Halloween 2, people were saying ‘How can you do this when it is supposed to be that?’ Although as time has gone by some fans have told me that they like it, and that it is one of their favourites from the franchise.
Yeah, the problem was definitely because it was called Halloween II and had nothing to do with the fact that it was a pretty awful movie that almost single-handedly killed the Halloween franchise.
Enough already, it's time to let Michael Myers rest in peace.
What do you guys think about another entry into the world of Halloween?