Dimension Films and Trancas International Films have confirmed that Michael Myers is back in Halloween Returns! Marcus Dunstan is set to direct Halloween Returns. This Halloween movie is said to be a standalone film. Malek Akkad is set to produce the new film and is actually the son of the Halloween franchise producer Moustapha Akkad. They have stated that this Halloween film will not be a remake, reboot or reimagining but a “recalibration” of the Halloween series.
Halloween Returns" will pit a new group of Haddonfield youngsters against Myers. 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.
From the Press Release:
New York, NY (June 15, 2015) - Dimension Films and Trancas International Films announced today that production will start in July on the highly anticipated thriller HALLOWEEN RETURNS, which follows notorious killer Michael Myers . Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton the writers behind a number of the SAW films have written the script, which is a terrifying new installment of the classic franchise originated by John Carpenter. Marcus Dunstan will also direct the film. The last big screen performances for Michael Myers were in HALLOWEEN (2007) and HALLOWEEN II (2009). Malek Akkad is set to produce with Matthew Stein as executive producer. The log line is currently being kept under wraps.
"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," said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company & Dimension Films.
"The legacy of Halloween is something that Trancas is very proud of, and I look forward to working together again with Bob and Dimension to continue that tradition," said Akkad.
Dunstan and Melton are repped by Paradigm, Underground’s Trevor Engelson and attorney Dave Feldman.
Overseeing production for Dimension Films are EVP of Production and Creative Affairs, Matthew Signer, SVP of Production and Development and Keith Levine.
@michaelpavicic Perhaps already has… depends on where you look.
— Patrick Melton (@PatrickWMelton) June 14, 2015
Update: Tweet was later removed but was posted at https://twitter.com/PatrickWMelton/status/610132842140594176 and web page link http://halloweenmovies.com/2015/06/15/halloween-returns/ was also later removed.
Untitled Halloween Sequel
Synopsis: The plot is unknown at this time.
Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Producers: Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, John Carpenter, Ryan Freimann, David Thwaites
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