The first one was a theatrical release. The sequel was a direct-to-video affair. So for the third one, we get a little mixture of both. Yep, it's time for another trip to Butterfly Effect territory, and you can only find it through the third annual After Dark Horrorfest event. According to The Hollywood Reporter, production on Butterfly Effect 3 will begin on September 1. No director has been mentioned yet, but the screenplay comes from a newbie called Holly Brix. Here's the plot: "A young man with the power to time travel who attempts to solve the mystery of his high school girlfriend's death."

But I wouldn't necessarily expect BE3 to arrive for this November's AD festival ... seeing as how production is scheduled for early September. Good to see After Dark taking some initiative and co-producing their own flicks. Lord knows they've been a little inconsistent with their "indie acquisitions" -- although they did snatch up The Broken, which played last Sundance and earned a positive review from yours truly. And since I know the AD guys are big Cinematical readers, I'll offer up Dying Breed as a possible pick-up. It's an Aussie import that's got a basic plot but a very icky atmosphere.