New Halloween Film Confirmed With John Carpenter At the Helm

Halloween is a horror classic, but it also released in 1978, so it hasn’t aged particularly well. It stands up a bit more than effects heavy films such as Nightmare on Elm Street, but it doesn’t wear it’s years all that well.

After a rather disappointing reboot from Rob Zombie, we now have confirmation that a new Halloween film is in the works over at Blumhouse, with Miramax, and Trancas International Films also working on it.

Also, working as producers will be Jason Blum and Malek Akkad, alongside the legendary John Carpenter.

This was revealed at a small event at the Blumhouse offices, with the key figures in attendance. John himself said: ” “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. 38 years after the original Halloween. I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.”


When Carpenter was asked if this was a remake, reboot, sequel or what, he was tight lipped: “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.”

Malek Akkad, on the other hand, had this to say about the project: “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.”

Also, while nothing has been confirmed yet, there are rumblings that Carpenter might also serve as the composer. Which hopefully means another fantastic soundtrack.

I, for one, have high hopes for this film. I was not a fan of Rob Zombie’s remakes (or any of films, really), so I’m hopeful this will be a return to form. My only real question is, who will fill the shoes left by Jamie Lee Curtis?

Michael Myers’ role doesn’t matter as much, as long as the actor they choose has a presence. But the right actress for Jamie’s old role is critical. Who would you choose?

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