This year has seen more Halloween 3 rumblings than usual. It’s hard to sift through the b.s. but there has been a steady energy signaling that progress is being made and fans are edging closer to seeing Michael Myers return to the big screen.
Shock Till You Drop was the only horror outlet to partake in a small Halloween screening event this afternoon at the AMC located on the Universal CityWalk Orlando.
During a small press conference, Halloween Horror Nights creative director Mike Aiello and current Halloween series producer Malek Akkad (Moustapha Akkad’s son) spoke about the new Halloween-themed maze featured at the theme park. Later in the discussion, Akkad presented an update on Halloween 3.
“It’s been a joy to work with so many creative people – ten films,” Akkad said, touching the franchise’s legacy. “We’re working on eleven as we speak. We’re working on a script right now. A new draft – perfect timing – is supposed to hit the day before Halloween. Hopefully my Halloween night reading will be a good read.”
Akkad remained secretive on the writers involved. Stay tuned for video from the full Q&A right here on Shock. I’ll be posting that soon!
The last entry in the Halloween series – Rob Zombie’s Halloween II – hit theaters in 2009 and grossed nearly $40 million worldwide ($33 million domestically). Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer were brought in at one time to tackle Halloween 3D, however, Dimension Films and Trancas International opted to go in another direction. What that is, exactly, is unknown.