They probably didn't want to release it in October because it'd have to compete with the next Saw
film. That's a sad commentary on studio horror movies, but considering it was beaten by The Final Destination
, it was probably a wise move.
As for Lussier, he could be okay. It all comes down to who they get to write the thing. I have no idea where they'll go with it next. Myers got his head cut off in that crappy Halloween: Resurrection
flick, and there's not much of a chance of him bouncing back from this one, either.
I'm still going to come back and break my foot off in this thing's ass, but I need to get something to eat.