The repetition and predictable outcomes of Dimension Films’ Halloween horror franchise will get a much needed boost from Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the writers behind some of the sequels in the hit Saw film series. Sources say that the film will be a “recalibration” not a remake, not a reboot, and not a reimagining.
Whatever label the film will have Melton and Dunstan are more than qualified to handle it. The pair wrote four of the seven Saw movies (numbers IV to VII,) Piranha 3DD as well as the adaptation of The Outer Limits, which is in development at MGM. Their credits also include Universal’s God of War and most recently Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which they sold to CBS Films.
Rob Zombie directed the 2007 reboot of Halloween as well as the 2009 follow-up. A third film, under the working title Halloween 3D, was in development with Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine) and Todd Farmer (Drive Angry,) but the pair left the project years ago in search of fresher bodies.
Malek Akkad and Matt Stein are producing the as of yet untitled Halloween project, which tells the saga of the serial killer Michael Myers, who makes his presence known around the Halloween holidays.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter