Halloween‘s had something of a tough time recently, with a sequel/reboot struggling through writers and directors for years now. However, it looks like that’s about to change.
Bloody Disgusting reports that Blumhouse has got involved with the legendary franchise with Miramax and Trancas International, and that none other than John Carpenter himself will be producing.
Carpenter stated that “38 years after the original Halloween. I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.”
The horror legend will produce alongside Jason Blum and franchise veteran Malek Akkad, who said “Trancas International is thrilled to be teaming up with Miramax on Halloween, one of the most enduring horror franchises in film. We are also very excited to be working with Jason Blum and the whole team at Blumhouse. Together, along with the return of legendary filmmaker John Carpenter, we are eager to make a film that will be a milestone in the franchise’s legacy and that will excite the fans, young and old.”
This is obviously very early days, although it’s being reported that they’re aiming for a Halloween 2017 release date (natch). The last group to try to get Halloween made was The Collector duo Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, who were working on a script titled Halloween Returns.
While it’s obviously exciting to have Carpenter on board as a producer, we should all try to cool our collective jets a little. Partly because a Halloween movie has been in the works for flippin’ ages, and partly because he was also attached as a producer on an Escape From New York remake that still hasn’t happened yet. He won’t be in the director’s chair, but it will be interesting to see who gets chosen. Hopefully this means Michael will have a smoother path to the big screen, because with Jason still stuck in development hell and Freddy even further behind, it’s been far too long since we last saw our big screen boogeymen.
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