‘Drive Angry’ Team Intent on Continuing Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween’ Franchise

Despite the fact that their plates are pretty full already, director Patrick Lussier and his co-writer Todd Farmer are chomping at the bit to get the opportunity to make Halloween 3. In a chat with MTV, the duo have said that once their insane dive into 3D with Nic Cage, Drive Angry 3D, gets it’s home release, and they get through work on a reboot of the Hellraiser franchise, a continuation of the new Halloween franchise that director Rob Zombie started is next on their wish list. “We would love it to go through,” Lussier said. “We would make that the second somebody said, ‘Yes, go make it,’ because it’s a script that we love and a script we’re really passionate about and it’s an amazing character and an incredible franchise, and it would just be a great experience for us to go back to the roots.”

Now right away I can see two potential problems with this. The first being that I saw Drive Angry 3D, and it was one of the most ridiculously bad films to get a wide release in recent memory. The second being that I don’t think I’ve ever come across anyone that wants to see Rob Zombie’s take on the Halloween mythos continue. I mean, everyone was in agreement that those movies were really bad, right? Perhaps it doesn’t matter. In what may just be lip service to fans of classic horror, or what may actually be genuine sentiment, Farmer threw a bone to those skeptical about this project when he said, “Halloween is one of the movies that made us what we are today. Without cheating and with what [was] created in Zombie’s, we’d continue the story and do so in a way that sort of brings us back to the tone of Carpenter that we started with.” Though it will probably be a couple of years before a Lussier and Farmer helmed Halloween movie hits theaters, it sounds like something that is bound to happen eventually. I’m not the biggest fan of the horror genre in the world, but I would much rather see a take on these characters that was more vintage Carpenter and less modern Zombie. What say you?

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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