It’s been six years since Rob Zombie‘s Halloween II hit theaters and it’s looking like Michael Myers is getting ready to kill again. Variety is reporting the 11th film in the popular horror franchise — aptly titled Halloween Returns — is set to begin production in July with Marcus Dunstan stepping behind the camera.
Dunstan worked as a writer on Saw IV–Saw VII, and put the Halloween Returns script together with longtime writing partner Patrick Melton. His previous directorial credits include 2009’s The Collector and the 2012 follow-up, The Collection.
“Michael Myers has taken a long break from the bigscreen, and we know fans are eager to see him return,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chair of the Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. “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.”
Personally, I find this news very intriguing. Both writers are well known in the horror community and — after viewing Dunstan’s work behind the camera — it feels like Halloween Returns could give Michael Myers the triumphant big-screen return he so desperately deserves.