Freddy vs. Jason vs. Michael and The Next Halloween
By John Marrone
May 3, 2006, 16:20
Screenwriter Jake Wade Wall (When a Stranger Calls) talked about his upcoming films in a recent interview, and shed some light on the upcoming and tentatively titled Halloween: The Missing Years. Apparently some top-name director resumes are being fingered through for this. More on that below.
Also - later in the interview, he mentions how Robert Englund has been trying to pitch Freddy vs. Jason. vs. Michael to New Line and Dimension, but that the Akkads, who own the rights to Michael Myers, don't want to play ball. Here's the very interesting article in its entirety.
Moviehole caught up with When a Stranger Calls screenwriter Jake Wade Wall who talked about all his upcoming films, including Halloween: The Missing Years, an untitled horror film, Amusement, When a Stranger Calls 2 and The Hitcher. Here's a bit on the new "Halloween" installment:
"I know that they're in the process of nailing down a really big director…but I haven't been able to figure out who it is yet." Good news for the film, but not necessarily for Jake – whose words might be toyed with. "The problem is, that whoever this big director is, apparently fancies himself a bit of a writer-director. I do know that it's my script that they're going off, but that's about it...
The self-confessed "amazing idea" he came up with for this latest film, "Halloween: The Missing Years," involves filling in the mislaid days of Michael Myers formative years. "I wanted to breathe new life into the franchise…something new," says Wade Wall, explaining that we never found out much about what happened to Myers before he first escaped the mental institution as a younger.
So would Jamie she Lee Curtis be involved in the new movie? "No. Didn't she get her head chopped off or something in the last one? What I wanted to do was to say, forget about all of those old characters. This is about Michael. There will be new characters – new kids. And it will be set around Michael's real home 'Smith's Grove', which is where the asylum was, some 150 miles away from Haddonfield."
Speaking of everything Michael Myers, Robert 'Freddy' Englund has apparently been trying to convince New Line and Dimension to team up on a "Freddy vs. Jason vs. Michael" movie, but the Akkads, the owners of the 'Michael' character – and consequently, the "Halloween" series – aren't going to play ball. "The Akkads are very protective of Michael. They're amazing people…I don't think it'll happen," says Wade Wall.
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