You may recognize the names of the writing duo of Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the team are behind several great horror movies of the past decade. Their credits include several of the ‘Saw’ franchise, ‘The Collector’ (2009) and ‘The Collection’ (2012). They also wrote 2013’s ‘Pacific Rim’. Now the duo has been tasked with writing the script for the new ‘Halloween’ reboot (sigh). That’s right, another ‘Halloween’ reboot. At least this time, John Carpenter will (supposedly) be involved.
The new version of the 1978 classic horror movie, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, will have nothing to do with the 2007 reboot, by Rob Zombie. Don’t get me wrong, I think Dunsten and Melton have serious writing talent, but do we really need another ‘Halloween’ movie? Dimesnsion Films and The Weinstein Company seem to think we do.
Right now this is all we know about the reboot, but we will keep you posted as more details become Available. I can tell you that the new ‘Halloween’ will likely be released some time in 2016.