Today, Dimension Films and Trancas International Films announced Halloween Returns, following a morning of speculation spurred on by Movieholes exclusive report of its plot. Though the official announcement kept story under wraps, the site reported Halloween Returns as the tale of an 18 year-old child of a cop, whose parent is obsessed with the Myers case. As Myers is set to be executed, the shape escapes and stalks once again. Who is this cop, and what connection to the series does he bear?
Shock has learned Halloween IIs Deputy Gary Huntwho you may remember from the 1981 sequel as the blonde officer who accompanies Dr. Loomis to the school on the night he came homeappears in Halloween Returns, now as sheriff. This leaves Halloween Returns connected to the original series, unrelated to Rob Zombies films andin contemporary fashionnot concerned with later sequels.
Production on Halloween Returns is set to get underway this July. Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton penned the film. Dunstan directs.