We reported just a few days back that rumours were circulating with regards to bringing Halloween to the small screen, following Fangoria’s tip-off from an unnamed source. It does seem at the moment however, that the rumours are nothing more than that.
Dread Central reached out to find some confirmation of the TV series whispers, and received a reply from none other than Malek Akkad. Akkad, who has produced all Halloween films since 1995’s The Curse of Michael Myers (including Rob Zombie’s opinion-splitting reimaginings) gave the site a rather unambiguous “No,” describing the reports as “Utter rumors and falsehoods.”
With Dimension having lost the rights to the long-running franchise, their planned incarnation of a sequel is off the cards, though Akkad remains apparently attached to an untitled sequel, whatever form it may take.
There’s always the possibility that Fangoria’s source spoke a little out of turn, potentially compromising a tentative deal, prompting Akkad to dispel the rumours to uphold secrecy regarding a potential TV outing for Michael Myers. Certainly, TV is becoming the preferred route to take those more ‘untouchable’ horror properties, as opposed to brazen, fan-incensing big screen remakes. For the moment however, we can only take Akkad at his word, and assume we’ll be seeing The Shape stalking the big screen again sometime in the near future.