John Carpenter is one of our favorite directors, ever. I could run down the litany of filmed excellence that makes him a Horror Legend, but we're only here to talk about one film. His greatest, and perhaps the greatest Horror film of all-time, Halloween.
From the Blumhouse website:
"We’re thrilled to announce that Michael has found a new home at last — thanks to the efforts of Blumhouse founder/CEO Jason Blum, HALLOWEEN franchise producer Malek Akkad, Miramax and Trancas International Films, who have just announced a team-up of historic proportions to bring a new HALLOWEEN to the big screen.
But hang on for the best part…
Tonight’s press gathering included a surprise appearance by none other than the father of HALLOWEEN himself, John Carpenter, who took the stage to confirm that he’s officially signed onto the new film as Executive Producer and Creative Consultant (Blum describes him as “Godfather” of the project), which bodes very well that the film will bring the franchise back in line with his original vision."
So basically, Blumhouse is going to make a new Halloween movie (which could go either way with their track record), but it looks like John Carpenter is going to be heavily involved in its production?
WE WILL TAKE IT!
A new Halloween flick with John Carpenter involved. This is the kind of stuff that makes us get out of bed in the morning.
I can't imagine that this movie will happen anytime before 2017, but I can promise that we'll be waiting with proverbial baited breath to see how this one develops.
You can read the entire Blumhouse post HERE.