Just when you thought it was safe to go trick-or-treating, the boogeyman is coming back. Michael Myers is slashing his way to the big screen once again in a new film in the iconic “Halloween” horror movie franchise.
According to Variety, production on “Halloween Returns” is supposed to begin as early as July and will act as the 11th installment in the terrifying collection of movies. Marcus Dunstan will direct the remake, with a script penned by Patrick Melton. The two have a professional history together having teamed up on the scripts to the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh “Saw” movies.
“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 of the Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, in a statement (via The Wrap).
According to MovieHole, which originally reported the news, the project won’t be a straight up reboot like Rob Zombie’s 2007 and 2009 films. Instead, it will act as a reintroduction to the character, likely taking canon from some parts of the previous eight movies and abandoning other elements. While no plot synopsis or details have emerged from any official source, the outlet claims the film will focus on a group of teens with a personal vendetta against Michael Myers sneaking in to watch his death row execution. However, when things go awry and the inhuman killer escapes, they find themselves at the tip of his kitchen knife.
The killer was first introduced in John Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece in which the killer’s origins were established. Driven by an insane yet insatiable urge to kill everyone in his family, Michael Myers, referred to in the original script only as “The Shape,” stalks and murders a bevy of unsuspecting teenagers while trying to finally end his estranged sister’s life. The original spawned nine sequels - only eight of which feature Myers.
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