Marcus Dunstan spoke with Halloween Daily and revealed some exciting updates about the upcoming Halloween Returns. The director elaborated on casting and also talks about the film’s title.
Regarding casting, the director told the outlet: “I really like this actress Gillian Jacobs. She’s known for all this comedy on Community, and yet I didn’t know her from Community first, I knew her from a movie called Gardens of the Night, which is one of the most wrenching dramas, and she’s excellent. I thought, ‘I wonder if this great performer would do that again, would like to go there, and I think so.”
And in regards to the title, he offered the following: “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.”
Halloween Returns will be picking up after the second film and ignoring any sequels or remakes to come after that. It is being reported that the film will be set many years after Michael Myers initial massacre.
Halloween Returns will see a new group of youngsters going up against the masked madman. One of the teens is actually the child of one of the victims from Myers’ initial rampage. I am very curious to learn exactly who that will be and how it will tie in to the original. Another member of the group is the child of a police officer who has become obsessed with Myers in an unhealthy way.
The current state of events sees Mr. Myers sitting on Death row for his various crimes against humanity. But naturally, he escapes and the aforementioned group of teens wind up in the madman’s line of fire!
This latest installment is being produced from a script penned by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (the duo responsible for The Collector and The Collection) with Dunstan directing.
Make sure to stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more updates on this project as they are announced!