Dimension Films is going back to Haddonfield, Illinois for a new Halloween project, hiring writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, who wrote the last four Saw movies, to craft the screenplay. Heat Vision Blog's sources say the project is not a reboot, remake or a re-imagining, with one source calling the project a "re-calibration." No director is attached at this time, and no details were given for this new story, which will likely still follow the maniacal serial killer Michael Myers.
We reported back in August that The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films are calling the project Halloween: The Next Chapter. The story would follow the same continuity from Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II reboots, although Rob Zombie himself was not coming back to direct. Those details have yet to be confirmed, but the earlier report also indicated that the studio was throwing out the previous version of the script by Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer, which, at the time, was entitled Halloween 3D.
Malek Akkad is producing this new Halloween project alongside Matt Stein. Malek Akkad produced both of Rob Zombie's reboots, and he is also the son of original Halloween producer Moustapha Akkad. No production schedule was given at this time.
Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are best known for writing the Feast trilogy along with the last four Saw movies, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI and Saw 3D. They also wrote The Collector and its sequel The Collection, along with an adaptation of The Outer Limits, which is in development at MGM. They also worked on Universal's God of War, and most recently sold a pitch entitled Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark to CBS Films.