What do Bloody Disgusting, Fangoria, and Halloween related news sites have in common? They're all reporting that Malek Akkad (producer of the Halloween franchise) might be looking to turn Halloween into a ''limited series'' event.
Read what Bloody Disgusting had to say about this news yourself.
A television reboot of Halloween would be a “limited series event,” with the option being restricted to a 3-to-5 season commitment akin to Guillermo del Toro’s TV adaptation of “The Strain.”
Does this mean we shouldn’t expect a refresher of the Halloween film franchise? According to their source, things haven’t gone as planned, and that’s why a television series is the new focal point for the producers/rights holders:
And Fangoria had this to say:
"With European Film Market wrapping last week, FANGORIA received word from a filmmaker who wished to remain anonymous, that the newly available franchise may have skipped EFM in order to pursue a small screen alternative. While these reports are unconfirmed and should be taken with a grain of salt, our source says that the producers of the HALLOWEEN franchise have recently begun discussions with potential network representatives to bring Michael Myers to television. However, one shouldn’t expect HALLOWEEN to be the next WALKING DEAD: our source has said the television reboot would be a “limited series event”, with the option being restricted to a 3-to-5 season commitment akin to Guillermo del Toro’s TV adaptation of THE STRAIN."
At first, I had the same reaction as Mike and tilted my head a bit. Halloween has never been a television series, and as far as I know, they've never considered making it into one. However, my feelings toward this possible news are positive.
That's right, folks.
This could be a good thing
I personally wasn't won over by the plot of the now scrapped Halloween Returns movie. Which planned on following the events of Halloween one and two, as well as having Michael Myers on death row.
Now until a movie studio with more credibility than Dimension films takes a hold of the Halloween rights, I think it would make sense to turn the franchise into a ''limited series'.' Friday The 13th is heading to the small screen as well. So seeing classic horror movie franchises turn to television isn't that far fetched.
How would they turn 'Halloween' into a TV series?
So what story would a Halloween show follow? Well, if it were up to me, it could go one of two ways.
1. Young Michael Myers / Dr. Loomis show - Setting / Mental Asylum
This show would follow Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis's tense relationship at the Smith's Grove Sanitarium. The audience could then get an up close and personal look at Michael Myers's slow, quiet transition into the monster he eventually becomes; while also watching Dr. Loomis eagerly deal with Michael Myers and his evil antics at the same time.
2. Adult Michael Myers / Dr. Loomis show - Setting / Haddonfield, IL.
In contrast to the first suggestion, this show would have Michael Myers already out and about as a supernatural killer. The town would be in fear of its silent stalker as he constantly picks off innocent adults and high school kids, while never getting caught. Dr. Loomis would always be on the Myers case, trying to track him down.
Anywho, these are all just rumors so far, and shouldn't be taken too seriously.