Official: Michael Myers is back in Halloween Returns

We wrote about it earlier today with a grain of salt, but now we can let all hesitation fall by the wayside and confirm it: Michael Myers is back in business in HALLOWEEN RETURNS, which will be directed by Marcus Dunstan from a screenplay written by Dunstan and Patrick Melton.

Here's the official press release:

Dimension Films and Trancas International Films have officially announced today that production will start in July on Halloween Returns, a new big screen franchise entry following notorious killer Michael Myers. Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the writers behind a number of the Saw films, have written the script, which is said to offer “a terrifying new installment of the classic franchise originated by John Carpenter”. Dunstan will also direct the film. Malek Akkad is set to produce with Matthew Stein as executive producer. The log line is currently being kept under wraps. (You can click HERE for the rumored plotline.)

“Michael Myers has taken a long break from the big screen and we know fans are eager to see him return. We are excited to be back in business with Trancas and look forward to bringing one of the scariest installments of this classic franchise to audiences worldwide,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company & Dimension Films.

“The legacy of Halloween is something that Trancas is very proud of, and I look forward to working together again with Bob and Dimension to continue that tradition,” said Akkad.

Dunstan and Melton are repped by Paradigm, Underground’s Trevor Engelson and attorney Dave Feldman. Overseeing production for Dimension Films are EVP of Production and Creative Affairs, Matthew Signer, SVP of Production and Development and Keith Levine.



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