Platinum Dunes Unmade Halloween Reboot Introduced TWO Shapes

Platinum Dunes’ Unmade Halloween Reboot Introduced TWO Shapes

Platinum Dunes pitched a Halloween reboot that featured two killer Shapes, with Michael Myers being part of a team. Here’s the twist explained.

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Platinum Dunes Unmade Halloween Reboot Introduced TWO Shapes

Platinum Dunes Halloween would have ended with a twist revealing two Shapes were stalking Haddonfield and that Michael Myers had a partner. The 2000s saw a wave of horror classics being remade to mixed results. There were new takes on landmark J-horror movie The Ring, The Omen and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre were given fresh coats of paint, as did Dawn Of The Dead or 2005’s House Of Wax.

With just about every horror classic being remade, it was only a matter of time until Halloween got the same treatment. This came in the form of Rob Zombie’s Halloween from 2007, the first half of which covered Michael Myers’ childhood and his time in the asylum before the second part covers his massacre through Haddonfield. Zombie’s Halloween was a big success, but it was incredibly divisive due to its vicious violence and abrasive tone. Zombie doubted down on this approach with his follow-up Halloween II, which some feel is one of the most unique of the series, while others loathe it.

It was 2003’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre that signaled there was gold to be mined from remaking horror favorites. The film was produced by Platinum Dunes, which made a name for itself with reboots, and they later revived The Hitcher, Friday The 13th and 2010’s critically-reviled Nightmare On Elm Street. Since the latter movie, Platinum Dunes has gotten out of the remake game and gotten behind original concepts, such as A Quiet Place. Around 2012, Dimension approached Platinum Dunes about spearheading a new take on Halloween. Platinum Dunes’ Halloween would have been a daring new take on the franchise’s lore – and revealed two Shapes were behind the movie’s killings.

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Screenwriter Scott Milam penned the treatment for Platinum Dunes’ Halloween, the synopsis of which can be found in the making of book Taking Shape II by Travis Mullins and Dustin McNeill. This version of Halloween saw young Michael Myers and his friend Sean Carver kidnapped while out trick or treating, with neither ever being seen again. The story then jumped ahead a decade, following Michael Myers’ older siblings Daniel – who is now a detective – Laurie and Judith; Sean’s sister Rachel also plays a major role. Platinum Dunes’ Halloween would have used viewer knowledge of the series against them while offering very different takes on classic characters. Instead of being Michael’s psychiatrist, for example, Loomis would have been an FBI advisor assisting Daniel, while Michael never spent time in an asylum.

The climax of Platinum Dunes’ Halloween would have seen The Shape stalking and stashing victims on a ferry. What’s confusing about this is that he was also seen killing characters back in Haddonfield too, and in the final showdown, he’s shot dead by Loomis after trying to kill Rachel. Daniel is heartbroken his brother Michael has returned as a killer – only to find that it was Sean behind the mask. The final scene would have revealed Michael Myers’ version of The Shape about to attack his sister Judith, which was another inversion of the original; instead of opening on her demise, she dies in the last scene.

Platinum Dunes’ Halloween even teased its own version of the Man In Black with the mysterious Black River Killer. This character is supposedly the head of a cult that kidnaps and brainwashes young children, and while it never revealed what happened to Michael Myers or Sean Carver that transformed them into killers, this would have been covered in proposed sequels. The two Shapes twist of Platinum Dunes’ Halloween would have no doubt been controversial – as would several other plot elements. That said, it would have offered fresh takes on familiar tropes while making Michael Myers a mysterious character again. Ultimately, Platinum Dunes’ Halloween was scrapped, as Dimension was unsure of what approach it wanted to take to the franchise at that time.

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