New Deal Made For Halloween TV Series And More

Halloween II

by James White |
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While you might think that Michael Myers is taking a well-earned break after the latest trilogy of movies whipped up by David Gordon Green, Miramax has other ideas. The company has struck a new deal with Malek Akkad's Trancas International Films, which controls the TV rights to Halloween. Which means that we can expect to see Myers (and potentially a version of Laurie Strode) on small screens in the future.

And that's not all – while Miramax’s Head of Global TV Marc Helwig has made an agreement for a new series based on John Carpenter's iconic horror movie, there is certainly scope for it to expand out to a film deal that would signal – you guessed it – the launch of a new cinematic universe, with a brand new take on the characters.

"We couldn’t be more excited to bring Halloween to television,” says Helwig in a statement picked up by Deadline. "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."

According to what the trade site has heard, Miramax won out in a bidding war against the likes of Blumhouse (which made the latest movie trilogy) and A24, which had their own plans.

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