The Release Of Halloween Returns Has Been Pushed Back

October 27, 2015

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We’ve all been waiting for the new Halloween sequel ‘Halloween Returns‘, well, we’re going to have to wait a little longer. The release date for ‘Halloween Returns’ has now been pushed back to 2017. Malek Akkad, long term producer for the franchise and the son of the original ‘Halloween’s’ producer Moustapha Akkad, told Daily Dead that the delay is for the good of the film.

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Akkad was quoted as saying “…there is a bit of delay with this sequel now, But I do think it is a good thing for the franchise. It’s only going to be resulting in a better film, which I hope the fans appreciate. But this Halloween isn’t going to be quite what has been announced and what people are expecting, so we’re making some changes there as well.” Akkad continued “I have to say, and this is somewhat new news-but unfortunately things happen in Hollywood where you have issues with studios and different variables-we’ve had to take a step back and now we’re trying to refigure this beast that is the new Halloween.”




Akkad is producing ‘Halloween Returns’, which will be directed by Marcus Dunstan, based on the script he penned with Patrick Melton. There is no word if the changes Akkad referred to, include the film’s plot. Originally, the movie was set to follow a new group of Haddonfield teens. The 18-year-old kid of one of Michael’s victims and the kid of a cop, obsessed with the murders, arrive at the prison along with their friends, where Michael is held on death row. They are there to watch him be executed, but when Michael escapes, the kids are in danger of being the next victims of the legendary killer.


Melton & Dunstan

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