A ninth Halloween movie is being planned - as a prequel to the cult horror franchise. Plans to make HALLOWEEN: THE MISSING YEARS were shelved when producer MOUSTAPHA AKKAD died in last year's (05) terrorist attacks in Jordan, but writer JAKE WADE WALL has confirmed to moviehole.net that the series is back on. Wall tells the site that the prequel will be set before the events of HALLOWEEN 2: Halloween Resurrection, and will focus on the life of serial killer Michael Myers as a young man, before he was placed in a mental institution. Wall says, "I've been hired three different times for it (the film)... It looks like it's finally set to go. "I know that they're (studio executives) in the process of nailing down a really big director but I haven't been able to figure out who it is yet."