No, this is not an April Fools Joke, but overnight, news has broke that Halloween is returning to the big screen and John Carpenter……yes……the man who started it all is coming back to the world of Michael Myers and Haddonfield!
SHOCK! HORROR! REJOICE! FRENZY!
After Dimension Films lost the rights to the hit horror franchise, there has been much talk about where it will end up, but news broke that Halloween 10 will finally be made thanks to production between Blumhouse, Miramax, and Trancas International Films, with Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and Trancas’ Malek Akkad both acting as producers.
But no one expected the following announcement that John Carpenter, the original director of Halloween, to join the trio, especially after years of dismissing the idea.
“So… I decided, after bitching for years and years about Halloween sequels, I would come aboard and shepherd this thing. I’ll help, support the director, and since I’m here with Malek Akkad, and the horror superstar Jason Blum, what could go wrong? So, we’re going to give it a try” Carpenter confirmed.
As for the sequel’s approach:
“We can’t tell you yet… because we don’t know,” John said. “What I can tell you is, it’ll be a movie. You know what? We’re probably going to go back to the original tradition that we started. It’s kind of gone astray. I feel like the remakes maybe went off somewhere that I didn’t want them to go.”
I can’t believe I am writing this news story.
Jason Blum said, “I think we want to take it back to basics and not get into too much backstory.” As for who may be tapped to direct, it’s too early to say. “We’ll more than likely work with a director that’s got a couple of movies under their belt. Not sure, yet.” Single film? Franchise? “We’ll see,” said John.
There are also unconfirmed reports that Carpenter will also do the music score…. this is all too much for me, I feel giddy with excitement!
I let you readers digest the news for a while and we bring you more as we get it!