|Halloween - What
Now?! (Dec.05) by Mike C.
whats the future of the Halloween series
with the tragic killing of long-time producer Moustapha Akkad? Love
him or hate him, Akkad kept the Halloween series
running for nearly 30 years despite box-office ups and downs, through
a series of fairly consistent, albeit sometimes ridiculous sequels.
Now the Keeper of the Mask has passed, what will future Halloween
sequels look like? There are a number of possibilities Id
like to explore
One possibility is the return of John Carpenter. We know Debra
Hill didnt get along with Akkad, and perhaps that would be the real
reason Carpenter has shied away from returning to his creation all these
do I see John Carpenter returning to Halloween?
Screw Jamie Lee Curtis. Michael Myers needs a new nemesis. No rappers.
No 75 year old actors. No siree
We need Snake Plisskin in John
Carpenters Escape from Haddonfield. I also suggest
putting Keith David behind the mask. Haddonfield. Kurt Russell.
Keith David. Itd be like a trifecta of John Carpenter amazing.
The shame is that this film would ultimately fail at the box-office
only to be appreciated exactly 10 years after its release.
You what I was also thinking? What if you just got another studio to pick
up the Halloween series? New Line brought Friday the 13th
from Paramount. There are a number of ways I can see New Line Cinema putting
their stamp on the Halloween franchise:
2007 Dr. Loomis (Mike Myers) uses a time portal to travel back to
disco-licious 1978, seeks the help of Studio 54 owner Steve Rubell
(Mike Myers) to help stop sadistic serial killer Michael Myers (Mike
Myers) from murdering babysitters in a quiet Illinois town of Haddonfield.
--Michael Vs. Frodo: Peter Jackson will direct
as seemingly invincible army of tens of thousands of crossbow-bearing
CGI babysitters are systematically murdered by a 15 foot tall heavily
armored man in a white mask.
thats ridiculous, but what if one of the studios treating
horror seriously was able to get their hands on Halloween?
Would Lions Gate do right by Halloween?
They could probably help it look a lot darker than the recent sequels.
I doubt wed have to worry about any aging former hip-hop stars
looking to advance their acting career. Theyre sticking strictly
to aging boy-band members. This is Lions Gate Films
calling Joey Fatone. Would you mind saying Were talking
about evil on two legs for us? Just once?
other possibility is that its time to consider retiring
this tired series of films for once. Rob G. wrote an article earlier
this year on Sequel
or Remake. How about neither, for a few years
at least. Myers is pretty much about ready to collect Social Security.
I mean, this guyss been shot, stabbed in the neck, stabbed
in the eye, hit with a bazooka, run over, burned alive, sat in
a coma. Hes going to have one hell of an arthritis problem
and killing teenagers and stealing their wallet is not going to
pay those prescription drug bills, Mr. Myers.
time that Michael Myers hung up the jumpsuit, took off the mask and retired
to the Home For Retired Movie Monsters. Give him a room next to Dracula,
let him take arts and crafts with The Creature, play pinochle with Norman
Bates and let this franchise go. -Mike C.