A New ‘Halloween’ Movie is Coming
Michael Myers is back, and he's stabby-er than ever.
A new Halloween sequel is officially in the works, Moviehole reports. It's the eleventh film in the horror franchise, and Marcus Dunstan will direct from a script co-written with Patrick Melton. Dunstan and Melton worked on the scripts for Saw V, Saw VI and Saw 3D, and they'll probably write the as-yet unannounced Saw XXV: Did You See That? and Saw XXVII: Jigsaw in Space.
According to the loose plot description, it seems like the project will veer in a different direction than that of Rob Zombie's two poorly-received reboots, Halloween and Halloween II from 2007 and 2009. Zombie's films were all caught up in Michael Myers' origin story and the emotional motives behind his killings. But Michael is scary for three main reasons: the mask, his silence and the fact that he seemingly just murders for love of the game. Halloween Returns will get back to what works: Less handwringing and more stabba stabba stabba.
The movie takes place where the franchise began, in the fictional town of Haddonfield Illinois. It will center around the 18-year-old child of one of Myers' victims — who we're guessing will be female, like Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode in the first two installments — along with another teen with a cop parent who's long been nursing an obsession with Myers' case. The two teenagers sneak in to watch the convicted killer's execution (a totally cool, normal thing that teenagers can easily do) and as you might guess, things go awry.
The film is set to start production in July, according to Variety. No word on a release date yet, but stay woke (so Michael Myers doesn't kill you in your sleep).
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