Another 'Halloween' Sequel Is Still in Development

Posted 4:01 PM August 20th, 2014 by Jeff Giles

The Halloween 3D that was supposed to follow Rob Zombie's last Halloween sequel is as dead as one of Michael Myers' victims, but the franchise has weathered tough times before (e.g. most of the '80s), and if you've been operating under the assumption that we'd seen the last of the masked killer, it's time to change your way of thinking: current plans definitely call for the Halloween series to make its way back to theaters.

How or when, however, remain a matter of conjecture, as we discovered today when a rumor started making the rounds regarding Halloween: The Next Chapter, an installment that some believed might find Michael's sister Laurie assuming his murderous mantle. Not so, insists producer Malek Akkad, who debunked those reports via the Halloween Facebook page:

"It seems that’s the latest buzz surrounding the next Halloween film and again it’s just not true. As we stated before, a new installment of Halloween is indeed in on track and moving forward and we are currently developing a script, to finally bring Michael back to the theaters!"

Whether Akkad is playing things close to the vest because he wants to retain the element of surprise or because things are really still in limbo, we have no idea -- but he went on to promise more information "over the coming months," so perhaps we can look forward to a new Halloween feature in time for 2015.

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