I wanted to wait till there was some official news and apparently there is…Michael Myers is set to return! Dimension Films confirmed rumors that a new Halloween film/sequel will start filming next month under the title Halloween Returns. The film is being written by Patrick Melton and Michael Dunstan…who are responsible for The Collector series, of which I am not a fan, and some of the weaker Saw sequels. The film will also be directed by Dunstan who helmed both installments of The Collector series, as well. While Dimension did not reveal story details, Moviehole.net…who broke the story yesterday… claims to have a source who revealed this about the upcoming film:
“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.”
ShockTillYouDrop.com has also claimed to have found out that it will be a sequel to the 1981 Halloween II and will ignore all the sequels and remakes that came after. The story will feature the return of Hunter Von Leer’s Officer Gary Hunt, who is now a Michael Myers obsessed sheriff.
While I can’t say I am a fan of Dunstan and Melton’s collaborations, I am also not a big fan of the Halloween sequels after Season Of The Witch, so, I am cautiously intrigued.
Sources: Arrow In The Head, Moviehole, ShockTillYouDrop