‘Halloween Returns’ Will Connect To 1981 ‘Halloween II’

This killer day of Michael Myers news isn’t over yet, with still more details about the upcoming Halloween Returns coming in, this time giving us an idea of how the next installment of the Halloween franchise will fit into the mythology of the existing films.

After learning earlier today that Halloween Returns will be about the child of one of Myers’ victims and another child of a cop who has long been obsessed with the Myers case, we now know who that cop is. ShockTillYouDrop is reporting that the new film will be a direct followup to the 1981 sequel Halloween II, featuring a former Haddonfield deputy Gary Hunt, originally played by Hunter von Leer, who is now the sheriff.

Read on for the full announcement, and then click HERE for more breaking news, including plot details revealed earlier today, and then be sure to give us your thoughts in the comments! 
Dimension Films and Trancas International Films announced today that production will start in July on the highly anticipated thriller HALLOWEEN RETURNS, which follows notorious killer Michael Myers .

Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton the writers behind a number of the SAW films have written the script, which is a terrifying new installment of the classic franchise originated by John Carpenter. Marcus Dunstan will also direct the film.

The last big screen performances for Michael Myers were in HALLOWEEN (2007) and HALLOWEEN II (2009). Malek Akkad is set to produce with Matthew Stein as executive producer. The log line is currently being kept under wraps.

“Michael Myers has taken a long break from the big screen and we know fans are eager to see him return. We are excited to be back in business with Trancas and look forward to bringing one of the scariest installments of this classic franchise to audiences worldwide,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company & Dimension Films.
“The legacy of Halloween is something that Trancas is very proud of, and I look forward to working together again with Bob and Dimension to continue that tradition,” said Akkad.
Dunstan and Melton are repped by Paradigm, Underground’s Trevor Engelson and attorney Dave Feldman.

Overseeing production for Dimension Films are EVP of Production and Creative Affairs, Matthew Signer, SVP of Production and Development and Keith Levine.

Keep watching this site, as HalloweenDailyNews.com brings you the latest updates on the rebirth of Michael Myers in Halloween Returns!

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‘Halloween Returns’ Will Connect To 1981 ‘Halloween II’