Like any serial killer worth his salt, Michael Meyers will be returning to the big screen sometime in 2009 in a direct sequel to Rob Zombie’s 2007 reboot. The news surfaced at the Halloween 30 Years of Terror convention where Malek Akkad, producer of Halloween (2007) and son of the late Moustapha Akkad, who produced John Carpenter’s masterpiece, announced plans to continue the rebooted series.
Akkad revealed that they hope to begin production in January with a March shoot date. We already know that Tyler Mane has signed on for a sequel, and Malcolm McDowell revealed that his contract spanned a possible trilogy back in 2007, so his return is also quite likely. The Hellbilly himself, Rob Zombie, has expressed zero interest in returning to the Halloween franchise and the two names currently being tossed about with the project are the directing duo of Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury, who directed Inside, a film our own Rob Hunter had some kind things to say about.
Expect more news to be forthcoming later in the year. Does this film need to be made? Not really. But I’m excited anyways. The Rob Zombie version of Halloween, while paling in comparison to the original, was infinitely better than the last few sequels, so a relaunch of the series, to me, is a good thing. Count me in, for now.
Source: Dread Central
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