These last few days have not been great for slasher movie fans. And I'm afraid it's only about to get worse for Halloween fans in particular.
Just a few days ago, the producer of the Halloween franchise (Malek Akkad), announced that the new Halloween flick would be delayed because of disagreements with the studio. But now according to the website Blumhouse.com, the new film could be in even bigger trouble...
They had the privilege of sitting down and interviewing Mr. Akkad about all things Halloween, and once the upcoming installment was brought up, Akkad said he really wants to put out a movie that will blow fans away. But because of usual studio conflicts, they will scrap the announced synopsis, and start working on a new story.
Here's a bit of what he said himself:
We’re sort of starting from scratch, which is not unusual when you’re dealing with studios and contracts and that stuff. While we were kind of gearing up and were ready to go, we’re now taking a step back and bringing in potential new people and partners in development. I know that fans will appreciate it when it happens.
Now depending on whether you like the story they had before or not, this could be good news or bad news.
And for those of you who didn't know, here's what the original story was about:
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' 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 trouble.
This situation is scarily similar to what's going on with the next Friday the 13th flick, which was announced way back in 2014, but has been delayed several times because of problems with the story.
The Good Thing Is...
They're taking the next film a lot more seriously than some of the past installments. So I think the odds of us actually getting a great Halloween movie are better than usual. And as far as them changing the story, I'm torn because I didn't mind the synopsis they had, but I still think they could come up with something a little better.