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What would a Halloween remake have looked like if a Marvel artist had directed it?

Sep. 19, 2012by:

John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN is one of my favorite movies. I still own the Anchor Bay 20th Anniversary orange VHS tape. Everything about it is great. The Rob Zombie remake from 2007, while not as great, is still heads above the majority of the sequels to Carpenter's original. For a while, Platinum Dunes was working on another HALLOWEEN movie which has since disappeared.

But, there is some proof that there was some work being put in to rebooting the Michael Myers franchise for a second time. Bloody Disgusting shared a pitch reel for a new vision of HALLOWEEN from Federico D’Alessandro. D'Alessandro is the head storyboard artist for Marvel and shared an animatic and some art he pitched to the studio, who has since passed on the project.

Per D'Alessandro: "As a lifelong HALLOWEEN fan it would be a dream to direct a reboot of the franchise that's so near and dear to my heart. I created this animatic to show the tone and storytelling that I would bring to the project if I were lucky enough to have that chance. It turned out pretty cool, but unfortunately while I was in the middle of working on it, talks fell through between Platinum Dunes and the Weinsteins, so I missed the boat on that one."

The animatic is at once familiar and original. You can definitely tell that you are watching HALLOWEEN and yet we have a different perspective on it. Hopefully by putting this out on the internet we can get some sort of grassroots support for this version of the movie to be made. There is no doubt that D'Alessandro is a gifted artist visually. I would love to see this guy get a shot at giving us a proper update to the Michael Myers legend.

Extra Tidbit: Anyone out there prefer the Zombie version of Halloween?

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6:26AM on 09/20/2012

Love it

Just awesome. Great use of the 3D technology with the different angles and POV shots.
Just awesome. Great use of the 3D technology with the different angles and POV shots.
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4:32AM on 09/20/2012
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4:32AM on 09/20/2012

Holy!

Slap another name on this puppy and get this thing made! If they wont make it a Halloween, start fresh. I would love a new psychopath killer as much as Jason or Michael.
Normally I hate pitch reels but that was something special.
Slap another name on this puppy and get this thing made! If they wont make it a Halloween, start fresh. I would love a new psychopath killer as much as Jason or Michael.
Normally I hate pitch reels but that was something special.
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12:19AM on 09/20/2012
The shot of the female officer as she holds her partner's neck wound closed in a pose that makes it look like she's strangling him was the perfect culmination of the mirroring theme it had going on the whole time. I almost wish that had been Laurie Strode, although maybe that would be too heavy handed I don't know.
The shot of the female officer as she holds her partner's neck wound closed in a pose that makes it look like she's strangling him was the perfect culmination of the mirroring theme it had going on the whole time. I almost wish that had been Laurie Strode, although maybe that would be too heavy handed I don't know.
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11:27PM on 09/19/2012
It is incredible and very encouraging to see the very, very hard work lifelong fans-turned professionals put into projects such as these - this is such a wonderfully-crafted animatic, and even though I'm not a fan of the Halloween franchise or even horror films at large, I wholly respect all the effort that must have gone into this, and wish the studio higher-ups would invest even a modicum of this amount of care in their projects.
It is incredible and very encouraging to see the very, very hard work lifelong fans-turned professionals put into projects such as these - this is such a wonderfully-crafted animatic, and even though I'm not a fan of the Halloween franchise or even horror films at large, I wholly respect all the effort that must have gone into this, and wish the studio higher-ups would invest even a modicum of this amount of care in their projects.
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9:55PM on 09/19/2012

Greatness!...More please.

That was a great take on Halloween. Atmosphere, tension, tone and unique perspectives kept it fresh while at times hinting at the source material. Yeah this needs to be made as a feature.
Tidbit: While I enjoyed Zombies take, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth with H2(the entire ghost mom, horse thing WTF). The best thing about Zombies were Tyler Mane as Michael.
That was a great take on Halloween. Atmosphere, tension, tone and unique perspectives kept it fresh while at times hinting at the source material. Yeah this needs to be made as a feature.
Tidbit: While I enjoyed Zombies take, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth with H2(the entire ghost mom, horse thing WTF). The best thing about Zombies were Tyler Mane as Michael.
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8:26PM on 09/19/2012
Michael Myers is probably my least favorite of the major slashers. That being said, I totally dig the atmosphere and tension. And some of the directions he took it in, a fire would be a good way for him to escape the asylum. And some of the shots he'd use were pretty unique and would be cool, the one that really stood out to me was the POV shot from behind her mask with the blood splattered on and it just smears as she tries to wipe it away. Well done, sir.
Michael Myers is probably my least favorite of the major slashers. That being said, I totally dig the atmosphere and tension. And some of the directions he took it in, a fire would be a good way for him to escape the asylum. And some of the shots he'd use were pretty unique and would be cool, the one that really stood out to me was the POV shot from behind her mask with the blood splattered on and it just smears as she tries to wipe it away. Well done, sir.
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8:22PM on 09/19/2012
That was very well done. For an animation short I was surprised by how absorbing it was. I would love to see this guy tackle the next live feature.

As for Zombie's films: Tyler Mane was absolutely terrifying as Myers. I know I am in the minority here but I adore Zombie's H2. It was raw, dirty and Myers was just ruthless in it.
That was very well done. For an animation short I was surprised by how absorbing it was. I would love to see this guy tackle the next live feature.

As for Zombie's films: Tyler Mane was absolutely terrifying as Myers. I know I am in the minority here but I adore Zombie's H2. It was raw, dirty and Myers was just ruthless in it.
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8:03PM on 09/19/2012
That was extremely impressive. I'd love to see that caliber of story in the next Halloween. As for the tidbit, i enjoyed Zombie's versions, but do not prefer them to Carpenter's original.
That was extremely impressive. I'd love to see that caliber of story in the next Halloween. As for the tidbit, i enjoyed Zombie's versions, but do not prefer them to Carpenter's original.
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7:53PM on 09/19/2012

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But I just watched it again. Seriously fucking incredible! I mean the tension build up was brilliant and exactly how a Halloween film should be. I LOVED when she is walking through the building in a POV shot like how Michael did as a child. I can just imagine this on actual film being so dark and disturbing. God damn this needs to get made. I just pictured the Halloween theme song being played when the title pops up as well. Makes it that little bit even better!
But I just watched it again. Seriously fucking incredible! I mean the tension build up was brilliant and exactly how a Halloween film should be. I LOVED when she is walking through the building in a POV shot like how Michael did as a child. I can just imagine this on actual film being so dark and disturbing. God damn this needs to get made. I just pictured the Halloween theme song being played when the title pops up as well. Makes it that little bit even better!
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7:39PM on 09/19/2012
This is awesome! I personally am a real lover of the original Halloween & have always loved it (can't wait to pop it in in a couple weeks to kick the spooky season off). I would be very interested to see this. Damn, Marvel is kicking some ass these days! Also hated the Zombie versions... Felt way too "redneck" to me...
This is awesome! I personally am a real lover of the original Halloween & have always loved it (can't wait to pop it in in a couple weeks to kick the spooky season off). I would be very interested to see this. Damn, Marvel is kicking some ass these days! Also hated the Zombie versions... Felt way too "redneck" to me...
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6:45PM on 09/19/2012
I actually really liked the backstory of Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's version. I thought Tyler Mane was fucking scary with the papermache mask and long hair. However as soon as he gets his famous mask it becomes too much of a carbon copy of the original.
I actually really liked the backstory of Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's version. I thought Tyler Mane was fucking scary with the papermache mask and long hair. However as soon as he gets his famous mask it becomes too much of a carbon copy of the original.
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4:11PM on 09/19/2012
Hated the Rob Zombie version, giving and showing the background for the Shape takes the mystery out of him and dulls the scariness. As for this little video, it actually made me root for the girl, and when she got killed, I was kind of upset, and it makes me love it. This is what should have been remade, instead of Zombie's gothic version. Great indeed.
Hated the Rob Zombie version, giving and showing the background for the Shape takes the mystery out of him and dulls the scariness. As for this little video, it actually made me root for the girl, and when she got killed, I was kind of upset, and it makes me love it. This is what should have been remade, instead of Zombie's gothic version. Great indeed.
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4:10PM on 09/19/2012
Awesome short, would love to see this version in full. I reallly disliked the rob zombie one. It took all the great things that made the original so awesome and made it shit. I guess rob gets an A for the effort that he put in and wanted to establish his own "Halloween" but his just sucked. I guess thats what happenes when you try to remake an icon and a classic.
Awesome short, would love to see this version in full. I reallly disliked the rob zombie one. It took all the great things that made the original so awesome and made it shit. I guess rob gets an A for the effort that he put in and wanted to establish his own "Halloween" but his just sucked. I guess thats what happenes when you try to remake an icon and a classic.
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4:01PM on 09/19/2012

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3:35PM on 09/19/2012
That was beyond epic. I never liked any of Zombie's Halloween films...but I'd watch this in theaters the day it comes out and know I could be satisfied with the money I spent. Bravo. Gonna watch the vid again.
That was beyond epic. I never liked any of Zombie's Halloween films...but I'd watch this in theaters the day it comes out and know I could be satisfied with the money I spent. Bravo. Gonna watch the vid again.
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3:15PM on 09/19/2012
This is GREAT stuff , get those Weinstein tools a copy of this . This is where it needs to go . I also agree with Longbaugh , every time I see the Zombie debacles , I find less and less to admire about either one .
This is GREAT stuff , get those Weinstein tools a copy of this . This is where it needs to go . I also agree with Longbaugh , every time I see the Zombie debacles , I find less and less to admire about either one .
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2:53PM on 09/19/2012

Whoa!

That little bit is already WAY better than the crap Zombie put out. I want to SEE this!
That little bit is already WAY better than the crap Zombie put out. I want to SEE this!
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2:21PM on 09/19/2012
I got so sucked in, I kind of forgot it was an animatic. Someone needs to get their shit together and give D'Alessandro the reigns to this franchise. I want more.

Tidbit: I like the Zombie version of Halloween less and less every time I watch it. The sequel is especially awful, as he manages to make every single character in the film completely unlikable.
I got so sucked in, I kind of forgot it was an animatic. Someone needs to get their shit together and give D'Alessandro the reigns to this franchise. I want more.

Tidbit: I like the Zombie version of Halloween less and less every time I watch it. The sequel is especially awful, as he manages to make every single character in the film completely unlikable.
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12:02AM on 09/20/2012
Zombie's take was waay Style Over Substance. It makes them fun the first time, but not worth rewatching. Which is really too bad because the original two - for all their cheesy dialogue and acting - contained some *great* storytelling.
Zombie's take was waay Style Over Substance. It makes them fun the first time, but not worth rewatching. Which is really too bad because the original two - for all their cheesy dialogue and acting - contained some *great* storytelling.
2:11PM on 09/19/2012

WOW

Best pitch demo I've seen to date.
Best pitch demo I've seen to date.
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2:01PM on 09/19/2012
Just for an animatic video, it had more atmosphere and tension than Zombie's movies combined. Great job!
Just for an animatic video, it had more atmosphere and tension than Zombie's movies combined. Great job!
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