Well this is an interesting turn. Just last week Scott wrote about how Dimension already had their heart/bank accounts set on a Halloween 3 to be written and directed by someone who wasn't Rob Zombie (yay!). Now less than a week later, Variety is reporting that director Patrick Lussier is set to deliver Michael Myers in the third dimension by fall 2010. If that's true, the My Bloody Valentine 3D director has a cramped schedule over the next year; last week it was also announced that Patrick Lussier was taking the wheel on Drive Angry, a 3D revenge film starring Nicholas Cage for Nu Image/Millenium films.

Obviously making two films in a year is not unheard of, but the Variety vouched Lussier Halloween 3D attachment sounds a bit dubious. For one thing, both Bloody-Disgusting and Dread Central are clarifying that Lussier is merely "in talks" with Dimension for the gig. So either someone has jumped the gun, most likely in a bid to move the project along, or Michael Myers stabbing the audience is a bit more concrete than it was no less than seven days ago.

And in related Dimension news, the very same Variety article says that Skeleton Key writer Ehren Kruger has been hired as the screenwriter for a remake of Children of the Corn, which is an entirely different project from the Syfy channel remake of Stephen King's short story set for release in the next few months. The popular trade magazine quotes Harvey Weinstein as saying, "Ehren wants to hit it hard. It's popular in Hollywood to say you re-envisioning a project but a lot of the time they're just carbon copying the original. We are bringing something new to the story."

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categories Movies, Horror