Marcus Dunstan is set to direct Dimension’s “recalibration” of the Halloween franchise with the newly titled HALLOWEEN RETURNS. It was previously announced that Dunstan would script with writing partner Patrick Melton, but sources reveal that Dunstan will also helm the vehicle for Michael Myers’ return.
Dunstan previously directed horror outings The Collector and The Collection, both of which Melton co-wrote. The duo is also known for penning Pacific Rim and Dimension’s 2005 cult horror/comedy Feast, which kickstarted their career.
Filming is set to begin this July and casting is already underway. The film will serve as the eleventh entry in the iconic horror franchise, though will return to the series’ roots and serve as a reboot, ignoring Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake and the seven subsequent sequels following John Carpenter’s beloved classic. The official plot description states that the pic will be a standalone, set to reintroduce audiences to Myers years after his initial rampage, pitting a new group of Haddonfield, IL teens against the iconic slasher.
Dunstan is repped by Paradigm and Underground Entertainment.
The news was first reported by Bloody Disgusting.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor