There's a 'recalibration' of the Halloween franchise in the works, which will be directed by Marcus Dunstan under the title Halloween Returns.
Dunstan confirmed that the plot will follow on from the first three Halloween movies, and is inspired by the REAL LIFE murder of one of the director's family members! He also revealed the meaning behind the title, telling Bloody Disgusting:
"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."
He also shared the early synopsis for Halloween Returns:
"Halloween Returns will be a standalone film set to reintroduce audiences to Michael Myers years after his initial rampage. It will pit a new group of Haddonfield youngsters against Myers. The now 18-year-old child of one of Myers’ victims plays a central role along with the child of a cop whose long been obsessed with Myers’s case, even putting it before his own daughter. Myers is now on death row and the two kids with their own personal vendettas against the killer sneak in to watch his execution. But when things go awry and Myers escapes, the pair, along with their friends, find themselves in the firing line."
Director Marcus Dunstan also added:
"The coolest thing we’ve done so far is a couple motion tests of potential Michaels. Michael Myers is subtlety and suspense. Suspense isn’t expensive. A karate fight in a burning room is expensive. We went back to the original [Halloween] screenplay too and just read it, John Carpenter’s draft, and timed it with watching the movie, and line for line it keeps the same clock as watching the movie, so if you’re reading the pages, it’s almost like a shot list."
Sounds awesome! What do you guys think?
Will 'Halloween Returns' be an awesome horror movie?
Source: Bloody Disgusting