by Justin Cook
Michael Myers will be returning to the big screen in the 11th entry in the Halloween film series, now officially titled Halloween Returns.
The team who brought us The Collector and co-wrote many Saw films, Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, are currently working on the film, which has been called a “recalibration” of the Halloween series. Dunstan is set to direct for Dimension Films and Trancas International Films; he has also co-written the screenplay with Melton.
This news also confirms that Rob Zombie, director of 2007’s Halloween and 2009’s Halloween II, will definitely not be returning for Halloween Returns.
The franchise started with John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic Halloween, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence.
Moviehole reported exclusively on a rumored plot for the film, which can be read below:
“The now 18-year-old child of one of Myers’ victims plays a central role along with the child of a cop whose long been obsessed with Myers’ case, even putting it before his own daughter. Myers is now on death row and the two kids with their own personal vendettas against the killer sneak in to watch his execution. But when things go awry and Myers escapes, the pair, along with their friends, find themselves in the firing line.”
Malek Akkad has been lined up to produce the film, while Matthew Stein will executive produce.
Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimensions Films, said, “Michael Myers has taken a long break from the big screen and we know fans are eager to see him return. We are excited to be back in business with Trancas and look forward to bringing one of the scariest installments of this classic franchise to audiences worldwide.”
Production on Halloween Returns will begin in July.
Source and Quote Source: Variety
Plot Source: Moviehole