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Halloween is getting another remake! In 1978 we were first introduced to the man who would stalk our nightmares and wake us up in sweaty terror: Michael Myers. John Carpenter directed the first Halloween movie, debuting both the masked killer and a young Jamie Lee Curtis. Several famous directors have helmed the series since, including rock star Rob Zombie, who directed the previous two installments. Zombie will not return to direct the franchise's upcoming 11th installment Halloween Returns, but don't fret, because the new maestro, Marcus Dunstan is no stranger to crafting very scary movies—he wrote Saw IV, V, and VI. Production on the upcoming »
It looks like Michael Myers is heading back to the big screen for a “recalibration” of the Halloween franchise post-Rob Zombie, with Bloody Disgusting reporting that Marcus Dunstan (The Collector) is set to direct Halloween Returns from a script by himself and regular collaborator Patrick Melton (Saw IV – The Final Chapter).
Here’s the plot for the new movie:
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 »
- Gary Collinson
Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the writing pair behind Saw IV-VII, the Feast films and The Collector and Collection are currently at work on a new iteration of Halloween, or “recalibration,” to follow up the Rob Zombie films. Announced in February, the first word on what’s apparently titled Halloween Returns is coming in. On Saturday,…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Darren Lynn Bousman (who directed “Saw II,” “Saw III” and “Saw IV”) is set to write and direct “The Dwelling,” the sequel to Bousman’s “Abattoir,” a high-concept horror-thriller based on the Radical Publishing comic book miniseries.
In “The Dwelling,” Dayton Callie will reprise his “Abbatoir” role of Jebediah Crone, the enigmatic and evil man who buys homes where horrific tragedies have occurred. “The Dwelling” will take place some time before the franchise’s first film and will center on Crone’s character, unveiling some of his dark secrets and motivations.
“What is most exhilarating as a filmmaker about the universe of ‘Abattoir’ is that »
- Elsa Keslassy
With many of horror’s classic big-bads being rejuvenated and renewed many times over, it seems that one of the genre’s biggest figures, Michael Myers, is set to return in a new film from Dimension Films.
The Hollywood Reporter is today reporting that a new chapter of the Halloween franchise is set to go before the cameras very soon, with frequent Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, Saw 3D) set to write the film, which is being touted as a “re-calibration” rather than a reboot or remake.
In layman’s terms, it would seem that the new film would be in-line with Rob Zombie’s previous two Halloween films, keeping continuity from those but changing some other elements. There had been word last year to that effect over the status of the franchise.
While Melton and Dunstan are involved, no director has »
- Scott J. Davis
It appears that the long and storied Halloween franchise will see the villainous visage of Michael Myers slash and stab his way to theaters in an all new rendition. While the last two films saw Rob Zombie give us his directorial serial spin on the classic killer, it appears that after years of dormancy, writers from the Saw films are in line to script the next chapter in the venerable victim-vanquishing series. However, whatever you do, just don.t let the folks working on the film hear you call it a "reboot." In fact, they have a completely different and rather odd "r-word" that they're using to describe the new sequel. According to a scoop from The Hollywood Reporter, the new Halloween is a go with the Saw IV-VII scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan tasked to write the script for the upcoming film - which at one time »
Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the scripters behind Saw IV-VII, the Feast series and The Collector and The Collection, will pen a new Halloween, finally following Rob Zombie’s films. THR reported the news of the film, to be produced by Malek Akkad and Matt Stein. No director is attached or announced, and it seems there’s little sense what to call the…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Dimension Films is going back to Haddonfield, Illinois for a new Halloween project, hiring writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, who wrote the last four Saw movies, to craft the screenplay. Heat Vision Blog's sources say the project is not a reboot, remake or a re-imagining, with one source calling the project a "re-calibration." No director is attached at this time, and no details were given for this new story, which will likely still follow the maniacal serial killer Michael Myers.
We reported back in August that The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films are calling the project Halloween: The Next Chapter. The story would follow the same continuity from Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II reboots, although Rob Zombie himself was not coming back to direct. Those details have yet to be confirmed, but the earlier report also indicated that the studio was throwing out the previous version of the »
8 items from 2015
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