It looks like Halloween will get another installment after all. Screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton have taken on the challenge to write the newest Halloween film. However, they say that it won't be a remake, a reboot, or a re-imagining. Rather, it'll be a "recalibration." Whatever that means. Dunstan and Melton were the two writers behind Saw IV-VII, Piranha 3DD, both The Collector and The Collection, and more.
Producing the new Halloween film will be Matt Stein and Malek Akkad, the son of the late producer, Moustapha Akkad. Moustapha was the producer behind the whole Halloween franchise, up until his death in 2005. It's unknown at the moment who the director will be.
There was a Halloween 3D in development for years, but those who were working on that decided to scrap it. So Dunstan and Melton have taken over and hope to "recalibrate" the series. According to Malek Akkad, it's supposed to hit theaters on October 30 this year, but no actual date has been confirmed.
Again, I'm not sure what they mean by "recalibration," but I'm interested to see what they'll do with the film and what type of direction they'll go in with Myers and his story. Rob Zombie, who directed Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009), went in his own direction with it and I respected that. So we'll see how this new installment goes.
What do y'all think?