According to Bloody Disgusting, Federico D’Alessandro, who as head storyboard artist and animatics supervisor at Marvel Studios worked on Thor, The Avengers and I am Legend, created this animated short as a pitch for the Halloween reboot. This is when back when Platinum Dunes was set to produce and all sorts of rumors about the remake were flying around.
Platinum Dunes is no longer involved, but D’Alessandro’s animatic short remains. A self-described “lifelong Halloween fan,” D’Alessandro has an interesting take on the iconic story. It begins with a fire at a very familiar sanitorium and home to the unstoppable Michael Myers.