According to Bloody Disgusting the Studio that has owned the rights to the Halloween Franchise since Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers may no longer be in control of the product.
With Miramax currently searching for new distributors anything could happen….and I mean anything.
Long time Halloween Producer Malek Akkad mentioned a while back that they were having trouble matching visions with his Director (The Collector‘s Marcus Dunstan) and the studio. Something the Franchise is no stranger to.
Rob Zombie’s insane H2 issues were blamed on the studio with Zombie saying he was rushed through the project.
Famously Curse was well…..cursed. The studio wanted more blood and Akkad wanted more suspense. As usual the studio won and after a lengthy battle we have two versions of that film. It looks like the levee may have finally broke and Akkad is going rogue! Atleast that is what it sounds like from here.
Sadly this will probably only push the next Halloween sequel back even further. That may just end up being a blessing….
As mentioned in the Bloody Disgusting article, what if the rights to the Shape were picked up by one of the studios who currently hold the rights to Freddy, Jason, Leatherface and other Horror greats? What about Ash Vs. Michael Myers? What about a shared universe where all these boogeymen are real?
If you want to really speculate what if this is the true reason a Friday the 13th sequel hasn’t happened yet even though the reboot made so much cash? Could they have been working together and waiting in the wings? Or am I going Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory right now? Someone get me a copy of Catcher in the Rye!
I just want more classic slashers in my life you guys. What do you think is going to happen? Stay tuned to GeekNation for more updates!
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