It’s now been six years since Michael Myers slashed up the big screen in Rob Zombie’s oft-maligned Halloween 2, which has left many wondering when the big guy will return to do some more dicing. Several plans over the years have fallen apart, but it looks like he’s finally ready to make his grand return.
THR reports tonight that Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton have been hired by Dimension Films to co-write the next installment in the Halloween franchise, which is being described not as a remake or a reboot but rather a ‘recalibration.’ In other words, it’s totally a remake, they just don’t want to call it that icky word.
No strangers to the horror genre, Dunstan and Melton have previously written a slew of films in recent years, including the last four installments in the Saw franchise, The Collector/The Collection and the entirety of the Feast franchise. They also penned Piranha 3DD, as well as the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation.
Malek Akkad, son of late Halloween producer Moustapha Akkad, is attached to produce the film, which currently has no title.
At the moment, we have no way of knowing what direction Dimension is taking with the film, though we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more.