We’ve been on pins and needles waiting for fresh Michael Myers news since the last story that broke was immediately debunked.
Official word comes in this Monday evening, via THR, who breaks the news that Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the writers behind various Saw sequels, have been tapped to pen the latest entry of the Halloween horror franchise for Dimension Films!
Sources say it’s not a remake, not a reboot, and not a re-imagining. One source said the project is a “recalibration.”
UPDATE: EXCLUSIVE NEW DETAILS HERE ON BLOODY DISGUSTING.
Malek Akkad, who has been associated with the franchise since the mid-1990s and producing the movies since the 2007 reboot, is producing with Matt Stein. He is the son of Moustapha Akkad, the man who executive produced the original batch of movies.
Rob Zombie directed the reboot and its 2009 follow-up but no director is attached to the new installment, which has been in development for several years now. Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine) and Todd Farmer were at one point working on a Halloween 3D but since they departed years ago it’s been quieter than a night Haddonfield, Illinois.
With that said, what do they mean by “recalibration”? Is it just another excuse to avoid using the term “remake”?