Since first stalking the shadows and terrifying babysitters on Halloween night in Haddonfield back in 1978 in John Carpenter’s slasher classic, Michael Myers has haunted our screens for generations. But in recent weeks, we have not been wondering when he would come home again, but rather, where that home would be. Now, we have our answer.

After a rather heated bidding war for rights to the Halloween franchise and a new television series based on the iconic mythos, which is intended to kick start a whole new universe on the big and small screen alike for Halloween, we prematurely heard that the acclaimed A24 had won the battle. However, it has been confirmed now that Miramax has secured the rights to Halloween, thus continuing a whole new era in its association with the legendary horror franchise. After overseeing the sequels from 1995 to 2002 and the recent David Gordon Green legacy sequel trilogy alongside Blumhouse.

Miramax Television has signed a new deal for the Halloween series, controlled by Trancas International Films, run by Malek Akkad. Miramax’s Head of Global TV Marc Helwig will be creatively overseeing this new era alongside Akkad, with sights set on making a mark on the small screen but hopefully launching a whole new avenue for Halloween on the big screen off the back of it.

Helwig stated, “We are thrilled to expand our long and successful partnership with Trancas and the brilliant Malek Akkad in introducing this iconic franchise to a new form of storytelling and a new generation of fans.”

We will now have to wait and see what is in store for this next chapter in the Halloween saga, as it has not been confirmed what route is being taken, but after so many years of Myers stalking our fears, it is unthinkable that the bogeyman will not rise again in some way, shape or form.

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