It's official: Michael Myers is heading back to the big screen in "Halloween Returns."
Dimension Films and Trancas International Films announced today that production will begin in July, with Marcus Dunstan directing from a script he wrote with his longtime "Saw" collaborator Patrick Melton.
No plot details have been revealed, but it was previously indicated that this will be a "recalibration” of the long-running horror franchise rather than a reboot. This will be the first "Halloween" film since Rob Zombie took a stab at the series with his 2007 remake and its 2009 sequel.
“Michael Myers has taken a long break from the big screen, and we know fans are eager to see him return," Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, said in a statement. "We are excited to be back in business with Trancas and look forward to bringing one of the scariest installments of this classic franchise to audiences worldwide."