Yesterday we brought you news that a new Halloween film was being written, but now there are some further details to share with you from the people behind the return of Michael Myers.
The story we published yesterday was a rumour revealed by SchmoesKnow who stated that a new Halloween film was being written, and that it was called Halloween: The Next Chapter.
Part of that story was true: indeed there is a new Halloween film being written, and it sounds like the plan is to have the script ready for late 2015.
A year or so back, a new Halloween film titled Halloween 3D was being scripted by Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine, The Messengers, Drive Angry) and Patrick Lussier (Terminator: Genisys, Drive Angry), but that idea has been cancelled.
What has been confirmed is that as reported by SchmoesKnow, there will be a new Halloween film, but it is NOT called Halloween: The Next Chapter. It has not been confirmed what the new Halloween film will be called, and it has also not been confirmed if it will follow on from Rob Zombie’s re-imaginings, or head off in a totally new direction.
What had many fans excited about the rumoured title of The Next Chapter, was that it hints that the new Halloween film will not directly follow on from Zombie’s version of the classic slasher. It has also raised my anger levels as websites are using this as an excuse to complain about Zombie’s reincarnation of Michael Myers.
Personally, I adore the Halloween franchise, but I also loved what Zombie did with his take on the legendary John Carpenter classic, yet many many people continue to bitch and moan about Zombie’s Halloween and its sequel. Honestly, I can think of many horror films that are so much worse, and I actually think Zombie did a fantastic job recreating such an iconic killer.
Anyway, ShockTilYouDrop did some digging after last nights Halloween rumour, and were given this response by the Halloween remakes producer Malek Akkad. He told the site that the new Halloween film was not titled The Next Chapter, and then the following turned up on the Halloweenmovie Facebook page:
We’ve been getting a lot of e-mails/tweets/Facebook messages lately about a project called Halloween: The Next Chapter. It seems that’s the latest buzz surrounding the next Halloween film and again it’s just not true. As we stated before, a new installment of Halloween is indeed in on track and moving forward and we are currently developing a script, to finally bring Michael back to the theaters!
More information will be released over the coming months and exclusively at Halloweenmovies.com. So make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, so you can know first!