Wall Talks ‘Halloween’ and ‘Stranger Calls’ Sequels

Big, big news tonight as the new horror go-to guy, Jake Wade Wall (Hitcher, When a Stranger Calls), spills all the beans on what he has been doing with the Halloween franchise. He reveals to Moviehole.net that the script being used right now is called Halloween: The Missing Years, which tackles what happened to Myers before he first escaped the mental institution as a younger. In addition to this big news, Wall also reveals that Sony Screen Gems has fast-tracked When a Stranger Calls 2 (yikes) and that the Akkads don’t want to see Michael take on Freddy or Jason. Read on for the story…
It’s been a long, long time since Michael Myers graced the big screen, and horror fans are in an uproar waiting for just a little something to cling on to… and here’s a little something to get excited about. Moviehole writes:

“I’ve been hired three different times for it”, says Wade Wall, of the ninth “Halloween” movie (at one stage titled Halloween Retribution). “And at times it was really exciting, and at other times, it really wasn’t. Then, with the whole Miramax debacle, everything kind of stopped on their franchises for a while. Having said that, it looks like it’s finally set to go. “I know that they’re in the process of nailing down a really big director…but I haven’t been able to figure out who it is yet”. Good news for the film, but not necessarily for Jake – whose words might be toyed with. “The problem is, that whoever this big director is, apparently fancies himself a bit of a writer-director. I do know that it’s my script that they’re going off, but that’s about it…

The self-confessed “amazing idea” he came up with for this latest film, “Halloween : The Missing Years”, involves filling in the mislaid days of Michael Myers formative years. “I wanted to breathe new life into the franchise…something new”, says Wade Wall, explaining that we never found out much about what happened to Myers before he first escaped the mental institution as a younger.

So would Jamie she Lee Curtis be involved in the new movie? “No. Didn’t she get her head chopped off or something in the last one? What I wanted to do was to say, forget about all of those old characters. This is about Michael. There will be new characters – new kids. And it will be set around Michael’s real home ‘Smith’s Grove’, which is where the asylum was, some 150 miles away from Haddonfield”.

Speaking of everything Michael Myers, Robert ‘Freddy’ Englund has apparently been trying to convince New Line and Dimension to team up on a Freddy vs. Jason vs. Michael movie, but the Akkads, the owners of the ‘Michael’ character – and consequently, the “Halloween” series – aren’t going to play ball. “The Akkads are very protective of Michael. They’re amazing people…I don’t think it’ll happen”, says Wade Wall.

Head on over to Moviehole for more on Halloween: The Missing Years, When a Stranger Calls 2, The Hitcher and Amusement

Source: Moviehole