It seems like the original slashers are making their comeback! After Scream, and Friday the 13th are set to return to the horror universe, it has been confirmed that the silent masked serial killer Michael Myers is set to make his return to the big screen soon enough in the film Halloween Returns. The original Halloween films followed Michael Myers as he killed his family, and continued to target his sister Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) along with anyone else in the killers way. News broke that the film series would continue early this week via Moviehole. The film will pick-up sometime after the events of the original series, and will not be connected to the Rob Zombie Halloween films in any way, the official description sheds more light on what to expect in Halloween Returns:
“Halloween Returns” will pit a new group of Haddonfield youngsters against Myers. 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 things go awry and Myers escapes, the pair, along with their friends, find themselves in the firing line."
Shock Till You Drop reported that The cop rumored to appear in the film is expected to be Deputy Gary Hunt from the Halloween sequel that was released in 1981, which should solidify this as a follow-up film to events of the original Halloween franchise. Production of Halloween Returns is set to film this July, with Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton credited as writers and Dunstan will also direct the films, after his horror experience in directing The Collector and the follow up film The Collection. I'm glad to hear that the Halloween films haven't been forgotten about, so hopefully this will be done with care to really place Michael Myers back on the map without disregarding years of horror stories.
What do you think of Michael Myers returning to the big screen?