We haven't heard much about the new Halloween movie since Dimension Films hired Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to write it back in February, but now it looks like the film's title and synopsis have been unveiled, giving us a tease of Michael Myers' next onscreen slaughter.

According to Moviehole, the title of the new Halloween movie is Halloween Returns (not to be confused with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers). Described as a standalone film, Halloween Returns will see Michael escape the clutches of the law once again:

“Halloween Returns” will pit a new group of Haddonfield youngsters against Myers. The now 18-year-old child of one of Myers’ victims plays a central role along with the child of a cop whose long been obsessed with Myers’ case, even putting it before his own daughter.

Myers is now on death row and the two kids with their own personal vendettas against the killer sneak in to watch his execution. But when things go awry and Myers escapes, the pair, along with their friends, find themselves in the firing line."

Though this title and synopsis were not officially announced by Dimension, Melton teased via Twitter that accurate info on the film is circulating online:

When this new Halloween movie was initially announced, it was described as "not a remake, not a reboot, and not a reimagining", but more of a "recalibration." Malek Akkad, son of prolific Halloween franchise producer Moustapha Akkad, is producing the project along with Matt Stein. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates on Halloween Returns, including cast and crew information, which should be revealed in the near future.

Source: Moviehole
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