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Mike Flanagan in talks to direct that new Halloween movie

05.24.2016
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Things are progressing rapidly for that new HALLOWEEN movie that word started spreading about late last night. John Carpenter is involved. Miramax, Trancas International Films and Blumhouse are partnering up to make this happen, and now a director is in talks to get behind the camera to take Michael Myers back into production.

Mike Flanagan is in talks with Blumhouse to write and direct the next HALLOWEEN film, and, given the street cred he's established for himself within the horror community from OCULUS and HUSH, Flanagan feels like a solid choice to be at the wheel as everyone tries to right the direction of this once-great franchise.

In addition, Flanagan is at the helm for OUIJA 2, the sequel to Universal's 2014 supernatural hit, which sources tell me is a tremendous improvement on the first film which was widely panned. If he can make strides there, then putting HALLOWEEN in his hands is okay by me. 

Many have tried and failed at getting Michael Myers back on the up and up... and if Flanagan comes to terms, he'll be the latest to take his shot. However, he may be the one with the best support system around him to make that happen. Between Carpenter and Blumhouse, he is surrounded by people who live and breathe horror, and would love nothing more than to have a relevant Michael Myers back in the game. And with what sounds like a plan to get back to the basics of what made Myers so terrifying to begin with, things all may be finally coming together in the right way for the HALLOWEEN franchise. 

 

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10:10AM on 05/25/2016
All you need is a back to basics Myers, some indeterminate time after 'Resurrection'. No sisters, no Strodes, no whatevers. He's the bogeyman and he's coming home.
All you need is a back to basics Myers, some indeterminate time after 'Resurrection'. No sisters, no Strodes, no whatevers. He's the bogeyman and he's coming home.
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8:14AM on 05/25/2016
Hush and Oculus were decent, but nothing extraordinary. I'd prefer Ti West or someone like that, but with John Carpenter behind the scenes, I have high hopes for this one.
Hush and Oculus were decent, but nothing extraordinary. I'd prefer Ti West or someone like that, but with John Carpenter behind the scenes, I have high hopes for this one.
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7:18PM on 05/24/2016

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He's been going nuts on Twitter saying he's in the running too. I'd prefer him.
He's been going nuts on Twitter saying he's in the running too. I'd prefer him.
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6:10PM on 05/24/2016
They should just make this a direct sequel from Halloween 2 and go from there. Or make it a sequel from H20 and bring back Josh Hartnett's character and pretend that Resurrection doesn't exist.
They should just make this a direct sequel from Halloween 2 and go from there. Or make it a sequel from H20 and bring back Josh Hartnett's character and pretend that Resurrection doesn't exist.
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10:12AM on 05/25/2016
Pretending that 'Resurrection' doesn't exist means that Myers got decapitated at the end of 'H20'.
Pretending that 'Resurrection' doesn't exist means that Myers got decapitated at the end of 'H20'.
5:28PM on 05/26/2016
Whoops; my bad.
Whoops; my bad.
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6:09PM on 05/24/2016
I'm really hoping this will work out. It would be nice to see the franchise go back to the basics and with Carpenter and Blumhouse behind this I feel like the production is in good hands. Now if they can just Hellraiser out of Dimension's purgatory too ....
I'm really hoping this will work out. It would be nice to see the franchise go back to the basics and with Carpenter and Blumhouse behind this I feel like the production is in good hands. Now if they can just Hellraiser out of Dimension's purgatory too ....
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