In bad taste? Well, perhaps waiting 24 hours before asking the question would be appropriate - but really, it wouldn't make any difference. I think it's a safe bet that ultimately, while the death of Moustapha Akkad might a new film, it won't be the end of Myers. One of Akkads sons had already begun to take over the reins, so eventually things should sort themselves out. However, what of the nature of the films? To be perfectly honest, I was looking forward to a series of Halloween films without Akkads direct involvement. His stated dislike of the gorier aspects of slashers have, in my view, prevented the Halloween sequels from really making an impact. The franchise is a bit lost now (love them as I do), and he must have been part of that. I'm wondering now if the Halloween franchise will get into darker territory, and really step up to the plate. It's sad about Akkad, of course. But for the franchise..... I think ultimately it might be a good thing. I'm very much looking forward to where it goes, and once again, may he RIP.