After years of rumors and speculation, Dimension Films is officially casting Halloween Returns, which will bring Michael Myers back to the big screen once again.
A new generation of victims are set to emerge with this new Halloween remake, writes Moviehole, who broke the news this morning.
Titled Halloween Returns, the new project will be a standalone film set to reintroduce audiences to Michael Myers years after his initial rampage.
Halloween Returns 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’ 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.
It sort of sounds inspired by Wes Craven’s classic Shocker (below), no?
As previously reported, Halloween Returns will not be in 3-D nor follow in the footsteps of Rob Zombie’s remake to John Carpenter’s 1979 masterpiece, Halloween.
Called a “recalibration” back in February, the next Halloween is penned by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the duo behind various Saw sequels, as well as Pacific Rim, Feast, The Collector and The Collection.