Now 'Saw' Sequel Writers Will Script 'Recalibration' of 'Halloween'
After rumors swirled last fall of yet another installment of the Halloween franchise, it appears the gears are finally turning to get that project off the ground. THR reports Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the writing duo who wrote the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh installments of the Saw franchise, have been hired to write the new Halloween project for Dimension Films, however, it's not clear as to how the franchise will proceed. The new chapter of this iconic series reportedly isn't being called a remake, reboot or even a reimagining. Instead, the recycling of old ideas this time is being called a "recalibration." Read on!
We're not sure what that means at all, but the rumor from last fall indicated that the new project could pick up where Halloween II left off (the Rob Zombie remake sequel) and move from there. But since last fall's story was debunked, we really have no idea what to expect from this new sequel. All we know is that this will involve Michael Myers killing again, though there's no indication of whether franchise character Laurie Strode will be part of the story. I would say that it would be nice if the franchise skewed away from the Strode family, but that's always been the motivation for Myers' killing sprees, so don't count on it.
No matter what happens, we're not expecting much from this franchise unless it gets a hardcore reboot again. It appears Dimension Films doesn't know what to do with the property after previously having Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine) and Todd Farmer working on Halloween 3D at one point. And since Malek Akkad is still onboard as a producer (he's been involved with the franchise since the mid 90s as well as the two reboot titles), that doesn't seem to bode well for the project either. He's just around because he's the son of Moustapha Akkad, executive producer of the original films. Anyway, stay tuned for any updates.