I have been racking my brain for the last couple of days about news of the Halloween 3 problems. I have skowered all over and today I have found some light. Todd has dropped some info on Halloween 3 and whats going on with the story. Here are Farmers words from a recent interview.
Todd’s outline for Halloween 3 was as follows:
“Basically we opened at the end of Rob’s movie;
the whole first act is the end of Rob’s movie, at the end of which
Michael is killed. But instead of Scout stabbing Michael… Rob had
these visions and things, so we had it so that she thinks she’s killing
Michael, but it’s a vision and she’s actually been stabbing Loomis. And
then Michael puts the mask on her and she stumbles outside (as we see
in the theatrical version of ‘Halloween II’), and then when she takes
the mask off that’s when we’d switch to 3D. It would be flat until
then. Anyway, Laurie survives and is taken to a mental institution, and
then Michael returns, but it’s not Rob’s Michael that returns, it’s the
Shape – he stalks, he gets the original white mask back, and the
coveralls. So it’s still in Rob’s world, but with the Carpenter version
of Michael. And of course we had a great role for Tom Atkins; he’d be
playing the doctor of the hospital. And the whole time the TV in the
rec room would be playing the Silver Shamrock theme, and at one point
Atkins would walk by and yell (Farmer switches to a damn good Atkins
impression) “Turn that shit off!” And I’d keep my pants on this time.
Also, there was never anyone cast. Our intention was to bring his cast
back, but it never got that far. Scout may have seen an outline, but no
one was ever in negotiations, I’m certain no one was officially
Todd also goes on to say that “to much time has passed now to make this script work” and that “3D is not the way to go for a Halloween film”. When Todd was asked about the speculation on it being a found footage film, He said “There’s another slasher franchise that’s discussing found footage, I think that’s the one he was talking about, not ‘Halloween’. But again, if they’re no longer following Rob’s movie, then what DO you do? So I know found footage was brought up as an idea, but there were a bunch of things that were mentioned. I know I’m not a fan of doing Michael Myers with found footage, but that’s just me. I like found footage when I can go in and believe that it’s possibly real, like ‘Paranormal Activity’ or even ‘Blair Witch’. With Freddy or Michael or Jason, it seems harder to me – I know those guys aren’t real. Doesn’t mean it can’t be scary movie or even done well, if the right guy comes in with the right idea it could work.”
So it looks to me that nothing is set yet with Halloween 3. There is no script,no cast, no crew, no nothing at all. So throw out everything you have heard about the film, because it doesn’t mean squat. Now we all have to play the waiting game to see what happens. As for me, I will not write about this film again until I see shots of it being in production. I just can’t stand the headache of all this speculation.