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June 16, 2015 09:35 AM

The residents of Haddonfield, Illinois, cannot get a break.

Halloween Returns will once again continue the story of Haddonfield’s resident boogeyman, Michael Myers, it was announced Monday.

What’s not clear is whether this new film will take place in the same universe as the reboot series begun in 2007 by Rob Zombie and continued in 2009 with Halloween II.

Taking over this new sequel will be two veterans of the Saw movies: Marcus Dunstan will be directing and Patrick Melton will be writing the script. Production is expected to begin in July. The film will be a joint production between Dimension Films and Trancas International Films, per

Speaking to Variety, Dimension Films co-chair Bob Weinstein promised Michael Myers’ return in the new movie.

“Michael Myers has taken a long break from the big screen, and we know fans are eager to see him return,” Weinstein said. “We are excited to be back in business with Trancas and look forward to bringing one of the scariest installments of this classic franchise to audiences worldwide.”

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The first Halloween, which hit theaters in 1978, was directed by John Carpenter and featured Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. Zombie’s Halloween remake, the ninth film in the series, starred Scout Taylor-Compton in the role originated by Curtis.

Halloween Returns will be the eleventh movie in the franchise.

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