We’ve be waiting for news about the new Michael Myers film, Halloween Returns, and news has finally come, unfortunately it’s not good news. Halloween Returns has been put on hold. The reason for it’s second delay, Dimension Films has lost the rights to the Halloween franchise. Miramax is currently eyeing the rights. Until someone purchases the rights the movie will be in limbo, if not discarded completely. Marcus Dunsten was to direct the film, based on the script penned by Patrick Melton, and had planned to start production in July. Malek Akkad, long term producer for the franchise and the son of the original Halloween’s producer Moustapha Akkad, told Daily Dead that the previous delay was for the good of the film.
In the current Halloween Returns script 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.
Now, the question is not only when will the film be released, but if it will ever see completion at all. Who ever does purchase the rights may let the film continue on to production or scrap the project completely, only time will tell. We will keep you informed as the story develops.