You can’t escape from Michael.

Back in June news broke that Marcus Dunstan would be directing the “recalibration” of the Halloween franchise that he wrote with collaborator Patrick Melton. Well this Labor Day weekend, a two-part interview offered 20 minutes of a 2-hour long interview with Dunstan emerged that hints about information of the film.

While much of the interview was lost, the interviewees reveal  confirm it will follow the events of the first three Halloween films, which makes almost no sense since Halloween III: Season of The Witch makes no sense when placed side by side next to the first two.

The most interesting part of the interview explains the meaning behind the title Halloween Returns, which was inspired by the real-life murder of one of Dunstan’s family members.

Halloween, if you have a semicolon, Returns, I think I put it in an email as a subtitle, but I think it was registered as Halloween Returns, which is fine. I like that, and it works, it does function as what it means to say. But if you commit a violent act, sometimes you get returns. What are the repercussions of being a violent entity? In that case, Halloween Returns could mean a number of things.”

Early plot details for the film are:

Halloween Returns will be a standalone film set to reintroduce audiences to Michael Myers years after his initial rampage. It will pit a new group of Haddonfield youngsters against Myers.

The now 18-year-old child of one of Myers’ victims plays a central role along with the child of a cop whose long been obsessed with Myers’ case, even putting it before his own daughter.

Myers is now on death row and the two kids with their own personal vendettas against the killer sneak in to watch his execution. But when things go awry and Myers escapes, the pair, along with their friends, find themselves in the firing line.”






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