Halloween Returns co-writer and director Marcus Dunstan recently gave an interview to the good folks over at The Myers Fan (via Empire Online) in which he discussed his plans for the newest entry in the long-running horror franchise.
Let's start with the weird title choice that left us scratching our heads. Dunstan says it was originally supposed to have a colon, which would have put a different emphasis on the word "Returns" as a subtitle. Here's his explanation:
"If you commit a violent act, sometimes you get returns," he explains. "What are the repercussions of being a violent entity? In that case, Halloween: Returns could mean a number of things."
Dunstan also revealed he wants his upcoming Halloween movie to be a standalone film, and that it will follow the first three movie — including Halloween III, even though Season of the Witch had nothing to do with indestructible horror movie serial killer Jason Voorhees Michael Myers.
Oh, and speaking of Michael Myers, Dunstan says that, even though the film will be violent, "Michael Myers is subtlety and suspense." He even goes on to talk about the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and the appearance of two old friends from a galaxy far, far away, saying: "We want that Han and Chewie moment."
Another interesting tidbit had to do with the Community actress Marcus Dunstan would like to cast on Halloween Returns. During the podcast, he said he was hoping to get Gillian Jacobs for an unspecified role, saying:
"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..."
As for the plot of the movie, nothing is officially known, except for this RUMORED plot that surfaced when Dimension Films announced the movie:
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.
What do you think?