Tuesday, June 16, 2015

'Halloween Returns'

From ew, Michael Myers is back. Dimension Films and Trancas International Films announced that the next Halloween film, Halloween Returns, will start production next month. Marcus Dunstan will direct, replacing Rob Zombie, who shepherded both Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009). The plot for Returns is unknown.

“Michael Myers has taken a long break from the big screen and we know fans are eager to see him return,” Bob Weinstein, co-chair of Dimension and its parent company, The Weinstein Company, said in a statement. “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.”

Zombie’s films, both of which were under the Dimension and Trancas banner, were financial successes, with budgets less than $20 million and worldwide hauls of $80 million (Halloween) and almost $40 million (Halloween II). Zombie’s first film was a remake of the classic John Carpenter 1978 thriller, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance.

Dunstan will work with familiar collaborator Patrick Melton. The pair co-wrote the Returns script, as well as the books for the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh installments of the Saw franchise.

Malek Akkad will produce, while Matthew Stein will executive produce.


Johnny Sweatpants said...

I never thought I'd see another Halloween sequel... not!

(Remember how annoying that whole "not!" thing was? FU Michael Myers.

spider-kev said...

Again, really? What happened to originality?

Octopunk said...

Here's the biggest load of crap right here: "Michael Myers has taken a long break from the big screen and we know fans are eager to see him return"

No, we're NOT. Don't blame us. Movie characters aren't like TV shows that we want to come back again and again, and even TV shows have their limits.

Just say "We're eager to make more money without thinking of anything new."

It Follows did more in the way of bringing the Halloween magic back to the screen than a new Michael Meyers movie ever will.

JPX said...

Well stated! I stand by my 5 star review of 'It Follows' and my claim that it is the best American horror movie since the Ring remake.