HALLOWEEN Remake Pitch Reel From Marvel Studios' Animatics Supervisor Federico D'Alessandro

HALLOWEEN Remake Pitch Reel From Marvel Studios' Animatics Supervisor Federico D'Alessandro

Hit the jump to check out this awesome pitch reel for Platinum Dunes' Halloween remake, made by Marvel Studios' animatics supervisor and storyboard artist Federico D'Alessandro...

Now, this is pretty cool. A while back, Platinum Dunes was set to produce a brand new Halloween film, but that is not happening anymore. But, while everything was still in motion, Marvel Studios' animatics supervisor and storyboard artist Federico D'Alessandro, who worked on Thor, The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger and upcoming Iron Man 3, made this animated pitch reel for the film. Check it out:

Not bad, huh? And here is what D'Alessandro had to say:

"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. If you like it, please repost...if this gets enough hits, who knows, maybe I'll get that opportunity!

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,” D’Alessandro tells us. “With Halloween being re-released to theaters soon, and October coming up, I’m hoping that readers could get a kick out of seeing a horror themed pitch animatic for a major property."

So, what do you think? Share your thoughts below.

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Jollem - 9/18/2012, 1:12 PM
that was neat. michael still aint got nuthin' on jason or freddy, tho :)
ElBicho - 9/18/2012, 1:25 PM
That was badass!
CaptainObvious - 9/18/2012, 1:26 PM
It couldn't have been worse than Rob Zombie's hillbilly fests.
Morbius - 9/18/2012, 1:33 PM
Wow that was pretty cool!!!! I would have loved to have seen this in a real movie.
VladMaximus - 9/18/2012, 1:33 PM
MM is the orignal horror badass
carrowsboy - 9/18/2012, 1:34 PM
Platinum Dunes has ruined so many horror classics already, I'm glad this is not happening.
BSingerFoxMen - 9/18/2012, 1:44 PM
That 9 minute animatic was better than nearly ALL of Rob Zombie's 2 attempts combined!
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 9/18/2012, 1:45 PM
Eh, who cares? Leatherface still needs to get back on the big screen again.
TheSoulEater - 9/18/2012, 1:46 PM
Twilight...........Poster..........in the...BACKGROUND

LoudLon - 9/18/2012, 1:48 PM
Oh, Jesus Christ, no. Anybody but Platinum [frick]in' Dunes, man. Every remake they've done -- Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hitcher, The Amityville Horror and others -- have all been brain-dead slaps in the faces to fans of the original films.

Platinum Dunes is comprised of vapid, fatuous hacks who wouldn't know a good horror movie if it took a heaping dump on their faces. Go away Platinum Dunes, you venal wreckers of all things dedicated horror fans hold sacred.
Ciaran - 9/18/2012, 1:49 PM
That was pretty terrible. Typical tone and visuals of the horrible Platinum Dunes remakes of classic horror movies. I'm glad this never happened. "Halloween" has always and will always be my favourite horror movie of all time.
theboywonder - 9/18/2012, 1:52 PM
You never know if a movie will turn out good, but this pitch reel looks like a damn good start
Mego - 9/18/2012, 1:52 PM
Throw anything new together and fanboys will jump on till the next NEW ride comes along. So there will be tons of stuff asking "Why they didnt do this?"
None of this embodies that which made the original great. Its just a variation. And the Twilight poster is a lame touch.
The scene of the girl standing in front of a Burning Myers house is obviously her after shes butchered Myers as seen in the other pic. This is reminiscent of Halloween Resurrection and Zombies pathetic attempt at a remake. Those endings where the good guy wins arent good horror endings. If Myers were killed in the original it wouldnt have terrified people as much.

Its too bad movie producers still BUM off of work Carpenter did in '78. None of these people can produce anything original and great obviously.
This wouldve been another dead end just as Zombies was and the Jason + Freddy remakes.

TheHierophant - 9/18/2012, 1:57 PM
I've been a lifelong fan of the "Halloween" franchise for my entire life. Personally, I think this would be great if he were given a shot at it. It would take reboot it, but keep a similar but, dare I say, darker tone to eat. I'll definitely repost this everywhere!
Jollem - 9/18/2012, 2:04 PM
never was a fan of halloween. thought the original was better than the remake, tho. even with the scary monster tooling around in a car for quite a while. that made me giggle a bit
justified1 - 9/18/2012, 2:09 PM
very interesting
Frankie312 - 9/18/2012, 2:21 PM
Im not sure how to feel if Halloween gets remade again.
Michael Myers inspired every other slasher film
BlackAmerica - 9/18/2012, 2:22 PM
@captaincanti you know a new Texas chainsaw massacre is coming out in January.
jimpinto24 - 9/18/2012, 2:23 PM
This is really good!
Mego - 9/18/2012, 2:23 PM
@Splenda You need to look at the pics. They were going for a crowd pleaser type of movie with the little Twilight poster and the girl hacks Myers up and goes outside and screams. Sounds more like a remake of Zombies Not-Horror film more than a remake of the original.
At the end of H8 we see Buster Rymes or whomever the hell he was yelling at a supposedly dead Myers and calling him Mikey. Its stupid moments like those that remove the horror from films, not that H8 had any to remove.
Platinum Dunes is an Amateur set up trying to leech off of classic films made by BETTER people.
As for getting Myers right-they didnt come close. This was the Myers from the horrible sequels and remakes.
TheHierophant - 9/18/2012, 2:26 PM
@LoudLon: I actually thought their "Friday the 13th" wasn't too bad (like killing everyone using skills you would learn at a camp) and "Nightmare on Elm Street"(although I was never a fan of the originals to begin with) had brief shining moments (such as the micro-naps and planting a seed of doubt as to whether Freddy was actually a child molester). But, let's be honest, there hasn't been a good slasher movie in a long time, no matter the company. The only exception to this would be "Behind the Mask:The Rise of Leslie Vernon"

@darkmetal: I really have nothing against "Rob Zombie's Halloween" ("Rob Zombie's H2" is a different story, however). I took it as an alternate universe in the Michael Myers mythos (akin to comic books). Although, I did find it very hypocritical that the chief complaint was that the original series had become to convoluted and with stories trying to explain why Michael Myers became "The Shape," but Dimension Films okayed Rob Zombie's version which gave Michael Myers a history and a reason for becoming what he became. But I do agree that the "good guy winning" endings should NOT be a part of the Horror genre. Of course, every now-and-then, it's OK if it's handled well (like in "Rob Zombie's Halloween" before the tacked-on that ridiculous sequel). The villain surviving, even after everything is thrown at them, leaves the audience with the feeling that this monster can't be killed. That is what makes a slasher scary. Not f*cked up childhoods, stupid twist endings, or cockamamie deformities. As for this animatic: I think it has potential. Of course it's a variation of the original. The original was terrifying. If this is handled properly, it could be just as terrifying without feeling recycled. But, that's just my opinion
TheHierophant - 9/18/2012, 2:33 PM
@darkmetal(again): I think I'll have to (kind of)agree with Splenda on this. In the remakes and sequels, the mask took center stage. But the original only gave glimpses of the mask until the climax, and even then visuals of the mask were fleeting. And that's what this animatic did, only gave a brief glimpse of the mask. Michael Myers was, once again, just a shadowy figure creeping up on you.
Darthzilla - 9/18/2012, 2:37 PM
It looks so good but it was gonna be made by Platinum Dunes.
TheFox - 9/18/2012, 2:41 PM
Wow-- that looks like it actually would have been pretty good! How ironic that Platinum Dunes had a shot at doing a GOOD reboot of the Halloween films, but, unlike their mediocre Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th films, it fell through, leaving us stuck with the Rob Zombie films until God knows when.

Then again, no matter how good the pre-vis and paintings are, they probably would have handed the film over to a crappy music video director to shoot, and he would have ruined the whole thing anyway. So it's probably all for the best.

(I will say, though, I love the subtle homage to the opening sequence of the first film with that gas mask P.O.V. Very clever.)

Action - 9/18/2012, 2:44 PM
Damn, she was only 16 years from retirement.
Jollem - 9/18/2012, 2:55 PM
i'm a fan of the jason and freddy remakes, myself
jessepostal - 9/18/2012, 2:59 PM
I liked the hitcher remake
jessepostal - 9/18/2012, 3:02 PM
Freddy and Jason remakes not so much, they let you into there lives way too much there was nothing mysterious about them left. At the end of the movies you knew what there fav restaurants were
Ceejay - 9/18/2012, 3:08 PM
The remakes are solid re-imaginings with more substance to them. If they made them just like the originals then there would be zero point making them. The originals were some long make-it-up-as-you-go shit like Star Wars movies, just surviving on spectacle alone.
Jollem - 9/18/2012, 3:10 PM
@jessepostal - lol. i think the remakes were just as ambiguous as the originals. not with halloween, tho. the original halloween was pretty freaky 'cause the kid just snapped. the rob zombie one delved way too much into the backstory
Jollem - 9/18/2012, 3:12 PM
@Ceejay - "The remakes are solid re-imaginings with more substance to them"

jessepostal - 9/18/2012, 3:19 PM
Maybe these movies have just been beaten and battered too much, everything's been done, especially if your a die hard horror fan. You've seen it all. I personally think there are a lot of great B horror movies out there that smoke the big production movies and they have for some time now
jessepostal - 9/18/2012, 3:21 PM
@jollem, idk bud the only thing I really liked about the newer Friday was the first ten minutes, nightmare was a little better though
Jollem - 9/18/2012, 3:23 PM
@jesse - lotta crap big-production horror
Jollem - 9/18/2012, 3:25 PM
oh, fer shure. i like the original nightmare better than the remake
beane2099 - 9/18/2012, 3:32 PM
That was hella good. Better than Zombie's remake that's for sure. And I didn't see the end coming. If anyone in authority for this franchise is reading, give this guy a go. That is all.
jessepostal - 9/18/2012, 3:38 PM
Me too bud, but I'd take the original Friday even without Jason in it over the original Halloween any day. Halloween gets boring to me.
BFGLOOM - 9/18/2012, 3:40 PM
Would have benn btter the the Zombie films... the 2ns was complete shit....
sbdc1939 - 9/18/2012, 4:15 PM
i like rob zombies first hallowen but the 2nd didnt make much sense at all really... But this would of been cool to do, the art looks great Really i think it could of worked with the right story
KnobGoblin - 9/18/2012, 4:16 PM
Platinum Dunes? No thanks!
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