Weinsteins plan large horror slate
Bob Weinstein revealed to Variety that Dimension and The Weinstein Company are planning to rev up production on a slew of their famous horror franchise titles and with an emphasis on 3D. “I’m going back to doing what I do best,” says Weinstein.
The trade reveals that after months of speculation, Neve Campbell has in fact signed on board for Scream 4, joining returning stars Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Scream 4 will start production in April or May as the first of a new trilogy written by series creator Kevin Williamson. The company is in talks with Wes Craven to possibly return to the director’s chair.
That’s not all – The recently announced Halloween 3D is expected to start up production in November of this year with My Bloody Valentine 3D duo director Patrick Lussier and writer Todd Farmer on board. A release is aimed for October 2010. (It’d be nice to see a Halloween movie again at Halloween time!)
Dimension is also remaking Children Of The Corn (unrelated to SyFy’s remake airing this weekend), as well as 3D sequels/remakes to Hellraiser and Scanners. Short Circuit and An American Werewolf in London are also on the slate.
“I’m heading back to my franchise films,” says Weinstein. “These films are our strength, and we are committed to doing them in style. There is no question that financing is readily available to produce and market these films. I am eager to expand our scope in the 3D business.”