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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:06 pm 
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Michael Myers to Live Again in Halloween Returns!

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June 15, 2015

Dimension Films and Trancas International Films have officially announced today that production will start in July on Halloween Returns, a new big screen franchise entry following notorious killer Michael Myers. Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the writers behind a number of the Saw films, have written the script, which is said to offer “a terrifying new installment of the classic franchise originated by John Carpenter.” Dunstan will also direct the film. 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.

The last big screen performances for Michael Myers were in Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009). It is unclear whether or not the new film will following that rebooted continuity or if it will instead return to the continuity established in the original eight films.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:06 pm 
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It's a weird title. I get they're referring to the movies and not the holiday, which happens every year, but it still makes you think of the holiday having taken a few year sabbatical. Halloween Happens Every Year isn't a very good title, either, though.

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Excl: Which Film is Halloween Returns Connected To?

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June 15th 2015

Today, Dimension Films and Trancas International Films announced Halloween Returns, following a morning of speculation spurred on by Moviehole’s exclusive report of its plot. Though the official announcement kept story under wraps, the site reported Halloween Returns as the tale of an 18 year-old child of a cop, whose parent is obsessed with the Myers case. As Myers is set to be executed, the shape escapes and stalks once again. Who is this cop, and what connection to the series does he bear?

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Shock has learned Halloween II’s Deputy Gary Hunt—who you may remember from the 1981 sequel as the blonde officer who accompanies Dr. Loomis to the school on the night he came home—appears in Halloween Returns, now as sheriff. This leaves Halloween Returns connected to the original series, unrelated to Rob Zombie’s films and—in contemporary fashion—not concerned with later sequels.

Production on Halloween Returns is set to get underway this July. Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton penned the film. Dunstan directs.


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Halloween Returns Cancelled as Dimension Loses Franchise Rights

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December 29, 2015

If you thought that there seemed to be a suspiciously significant delay in Dimension Films’ sequel Halloween Returns, then you were right, as Bloody Disgusting reports that not only is the planned sequel as dead as a horny babysitter but Dimension has now lost their rights to the franchise.

Originally announced to begin production in Louisiana under partnership with Trancas International Films in July–which obviously never happened–the last updates we had on Halloween Returns came in September when director Marcus Dunstan said he wanted to cast “Community” star Gillian Jacobs for the lead role, then again in October when “Halloween” franchise producer Malek Akkad told Daily Dead, “unfortunately things happen in Hollywood where you have issues with studios and different variables—we’ve had to take a step back and now we’re trying to refigure this beast that is the new ‘Halloween.'”

TheWrap confirms Bloody‘s report that Miramax is now shopping the franchise rights to other studios, and adds that Dunstan and his co-writer Patrick Melton (with whom he wrote a number of the Saw films) have been cut loose as Miramax attempts to distance themselves from any baggage associated with Dimension. The studio had controlled the property since 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. This, of course, opens up the possibility of a crossover film, with Myers potentially taking on Jason Voorhees if the rights land at Paramount, or Freddy Kruger if it goes to Warner Bros./New Line.

Halloween Returns would have followed the events of 1981’s Halloween II and paved a new continuity from there, ignoring all subsequent sequels and remakes. It would follow the first sequel’s Deputy Gary Hunt (originally played by Hunter von Leer), who accompanied Dr. Loomis to the school and is now acting sheriff of Haddonfield, Illinois. Dunstan’s approach was said to be more subtle than previous remakes by Rob Zombie, and was looking to shoot on film before he hit a roadblock with Dimension.

“The coolest thing we’ve done so far is a couple motion tests of potential Michaels,” Dunstan stated of his vision for a more old school horror film. “I want to see a film shot on film. I want it to be one that stands on its own. Suspense isn’t expensive. A karate fight in a burning room is expensive. Michael Myers is subtlety and suspense.”

Before Dunstan and Melton, Dimension had hired director Patrick Lussier and screenwriter Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine) to make Halloween 3D as a direct follow-up to the Zombie films and featuring the return of Halloween III: Season of the Witch star Tom Atkins, but after the failure of the duo’s Drive Angry that ship also sailed.


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