Lussier Does “Halloween,” Kruger Grows “Corn”

Patrick Lussier (“My Bloody Valentine 3-D”) is in talks to write and direct the recently-announced “Halloween 3D” for Dimension Films says Variety.

The film, which would continue the story of serial killer Michael Myers, would aim for a release next Summer. The short turnaround time was a key reason why the franchise’s current helmer Rob Zombie will not be returning to the director’s chair.

Dimension have also set Ehren Kruger (“The Ring”) to pen a new film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “Children of the Corn” from his “Night Shift” anthology.

Previously turned into a movie in 1984 which itself spawned numerous sequels, the story involves a couple stumbling upon a mid-West town where the children have murdered all the adults at the behest of a boy preacher who prays to a supernatural harvest God.