John Carpenter Attached to New ‘Halloween’ Movie


It’s official: Michael Myers is coming back.

Horror film company Blumhouse Productions has announced they are teaming up with Miramax, Trancas International Films and Halloween franchise producer Malek Akkad to revive the Halloween franchise that was spawned by John Carpenter back in 1978.

Carpenter himself is on board as executive producer and creative consultant, which could provide fans of the original with some confidence. The filmmaker is also expected to compose the film’s music; it took him only three days to craft the entire brilliant score for the original film.

“We made the original Halloween for very little money,” Carpenter said during Blumhouse’s announcement. “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.”

Blumhouse founder/CEO Jason Blum said: “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.”

No details regarding the film’s plot were released, but Carpenter did say the movie would “return to its traditions.” “Michael is not just a human being,” he said. “He’s a force of nature, like the wind.”

We’ll keep you informed.