Rumors have been flying for months over the speculation of the upcoming new Halloween installment for some time. “Will it be 3d?” “Is it a Rob Zombie film, or a throwback to the original franchise?” Yadda, yadda. Well, we don’t really know which universe this film will give credence to. Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and Halloween: Resurrection? Or will they try to have it exist somewhere amidst Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, or Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers? Regardless, iHorror got the solid news today from Moviehole that casting has indeed begun on the film and it looks like the much anticipated movie is finally moving forward!
In the new installment entitled Halloween Returns, audiences are reintroduced to the Shape on death row awaiting his fate for his Halloween tantrums. When it comes time for the execution, shit hits the fan and Myers escapes giving us the opening to a new slew of victims awaiting at the hands of the walking nightmare.
As for the new Haddonfield bunch, what we know is one of the central characters is an eighteen year old child of one of Myers’ victims and another a child of a cop who has long obsessed over Myers, grieving over their losses and wanting justice. With them witnessing the execution escape with a handful of friends by their side, their long fantasized revenge becomes all too real when they are now targeted by the horror icon.
Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are on board writing the next installment in the Halloween series, replacing Patrick Lussier and Todd Famer, who were originally working on a sequel to Zombie’s two films. We also know that the new film would not be a reboot but a “recalibration.” I think I’m not alone here in saying that if any franchise could use a fix, it’s this one. Especially after the monstrosity, Zombie’s Halloween 2 that we received in 2009. Let’s just hope they give the long standing iconic films the respect it deserves. More news to come on Halloween Returns as it trickles in. In the meantime, check out our list for the top 10 kill scenes from the franchise here!