Sometimes the world of movie news can hit you sideways. I can only guess nobody saw John Carpenter’s return to the world of Halloween coming (I know I didn’t). Admittedly Carpenter won’t be directing the 10th film in the long-running franchise, but he will Executive Produce and score the new movie (subject to negotiations) which is presently set for a 2017 release (I’m guessing on Halloween).
Jason Blum’s Blumhouse productions is teaming with Malek Akkad’s Trancas and Miramax to bring the new film to the screen.
This is what Carpenter had to say about the project:
“Halloween needs to return to its traditions. I feel like the movies have gotten away from that… Michael is not just a human being; he’s a force of nature, like the wind. That’s what makes him so scary.
We made the original Halloween for very little money. At heart it’s just a good, scary story, and that’s why it works. 38 years later, I’m going to help to try to make the tenth sequel the scariest of them all.”
Jason Blum had this to say:
‘’Halloween is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together. We cannot wait to find and collaborate with the right filmmaker to give Halloween fans the movie they deserve.”