The new Halloween movie just got a BIG update via the director, Marcus Dunstan. And so far, this next installment looks to be one of the better movies in the franchise.
But I'll let you judge that for yourself.
New Mask Details
Jumping right into it. The director says the new mask and Michael Myers will ''resemble the classic profile from John Carpenters original Halloween'' Here's a little bit more of what he had to say about the future reveal.
Of the mask’s reveal, likely in an early teaser trailer, the director sites the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser featuring a familiar yet aged Harrison Ford at the end, stating, “Our goal is to have that Han and Chewie moment.”
This is great because people often cite the original two Michael Myers mask as the best. And I agree. So this is a big step in the right direction.
What About The Title?
I've heard some pretty weird complaints about the title. Thankfully the director addressed that in his interview as well. Here's what he had to say.
“Halloween, if you have a semicolon, Returns, I think I put it in an email as a subtitle, but I think it was registered as Halloween Returns, which is fine. I like that, and it works, it does function as what it means to say. But if you commit a violent act, sometimes you get returns. What are the repercussions of being a violent entity? In that case, Halloween Returns could mean a number of things.”
I personally think the title fits really well. We haven't seen a Halloween movie in almost ten years. So I'm glad it's returning.
Tests Have Been Ran
While there is no official shooting date yet. The director did reveal motion test have already begun on ''potential Michael's''. As for what kind of guy they want to play the role, we still don't know.
Going Back To The Roots, And Suspense
The director also expressed a real interest in bringing the suspense back. Something the original movie is known for.
“Michael Myers is subtlety and suspense,” he explained. “Suspense isn’t expensive. A karate fight in a burning room is expensive.
The Timeline Has Been Confirmed
The article also had this to say about which timeline the new movie will take place in.
The interviewees reveal plans for a violent opening, and confirm it will follow the events of the first three Halloween films.
Now that's interesting! I would have never expected them to include the third Halloween movie with the first two. And oddly enough, I'm glad they've decided to do that. Halloween 3 was just as dark as the original two movies. I'm just curious at how they're going to tie it all together.
Of course this won't be the final Halloween movie. When asked about potentially doing more Halloween films. The director had this to say.
“I want to make The Dark Knight.”
Which basically means he wants to make the next film good enough to where it won't need a sequel to feel complete. But can still have a few if they decide to make that move.
So that's all the news so far. How do you feel about 'Halloween Returns'? I think it's gonna be superb. But maybe it's still a little to early to tell.