Halloween reboot details revealed, new writers chosen

The new Halloween movie leaves development hell and gets clarification

Michael Myers will be storming through more wardrobes soon enough
Michael Myers will be storming through more wardrobes soon enough

The long-gestating Halloween sequel/reboot/reimagining is finally moving forward.

THR reports that Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have been hired to write the latest instalment in Michael Myers’ bloodsoaked story. The pair wrote Saw IV through VII, as well as their own underrated horror The Collector and its sequel The Collection.

It also seems like the producers are very keen to avoid the word “reboot” as it’s being called a “recalibration.” This has been clarified by the reliable folks at Bloody Disgusting as meaning that it’s definitely not a sequel to Rob Zombie’s remake and its sequel, nor is it another remake of John Carpenter’s classic.

They’re also reporting that it is definitely not a 3D movie, which had previously been developed by the My Bloody Valentine 3D and Drive Angry duo of Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer.

So what exactly does a “recalibration” mean? It could mean that we’ll just be seeing Michael Myers wreaking havoc on Haddonfield without an appearance from badass babysitter/severely traumatised alcoholic Laurie Strode, which would pretty much make it a new sequel. Or it’s just a nice word for remake to make sure we don’t get too riled up. We’ll have to wait and see.

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