We previously reported that the rights to the Halloween franchise were being shopped around to distributors. We have also just discovered that representatives for the franchise were noticeably absent from the European Film Market (EFM). It turns out that there may be a very specific reason for that, as Fangoria is reporting that there are discussions of bringing Michael Myers to the small screen.
The outlet heard, from an anonymous filmmaker source, that discussions with potential network homes have been going on behind closed doors. The plan would be to adapt the franchise as a ‘limited series event’ with a maximum of 3-5 seasons. Fangoria speculates that one potential reason for bringing the series to television could be the complicated timeline of the franchise. The outlet went on to say that a major reason Dimension declined to reboot the series by way of Halloween: Resurrection was because of issues with the already confusing timeline.
The source also revealed that this is a very new development and that Trancas International Pictures is still fielding offers and has yet to commit to anything. None of this has been officially confirmed by any of the parties involved and is essentially glorified scuttlebutt at this juncture but make sure to stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more updates as they are announced!
**Update** Dread Central reports that they have reached out to a variety of sources and have been told that the above is untrue. However, it’s anybody’s guess which source is accurate.