Malek Akkad Shopping ‘Halloween’ Movie and TV Rights to Bring Michael Myers Back

UPDATE 9/28/23: The source article was updated with additional clarification on the situation and new information, and this article and its headline has been updated to reflect these new details.  

On this already exciting  #MichaelMyersMonday, as the franchise is about to celebrate its history at the massive Halloween: 45 Years of Terror franchise reunion convention this weekend in Pasadena, a tasty bit of news has dropped regarding the future of Michael Myers.

Bloody Disgusting reports today that Miramax Malek Akkad’s Trancas International Films is currently actively shopping the rights to the Halloween franchise around Hollywood, and considering pitches amid a “massive bidding war right now for television rights, with several different parties interested and vying for the chance to bring Michael Myers back to life.”

Trancas is open to both film and television projects, and they’re currently taking offers from studios and streamers alike.

BD’s sources have also indicated that A24 and Miramax are ‘the two main parties currently in battle for TV rights and that A24 is currently leading the charge.”

According to the report, “Everything is on the table at this time, and it’s ultimately up to Miramax Trancas to field pitches and decide what is most appealing to them in the wake of (David) Gordon Green’s sequel trilogy”.

Trancas International Films is the current rights holder for TV, and Miramax is one of the parties bidding on the property, while Miramax also currently co-owns film rights with Trancas. Miramax would be involved in any future film projects as such.

A24 was recently announced to be producing a Friday the 13th/Jason Voorhees prequel series for Universal and Peacock, to be called Crystal Lake.

Of course we will continue follow this developing story.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.