John Carpenter Announces New Halloween Movie
A new Michael Myers Halloween movie is in the works from John Carpenter and Jason Blum.
John Carpenter took to Facebook to announce the Halloween movie and provided its release date of October 19th, 2018.
Jason Blum is the founder of Blumhous Productions and a producer known for Insidious, Sinister, The Purge and James Gunn's The Belko Experiment.
The new Halloween movie will follow the original 1978 Halloween and 1981 Halloween II films and basically ignore everything after.
John Carpenter, director on the original, offered via Facebook that he is on board as an executive producer and may even score the movie:
So you say you want a Revolution?
You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again?
Well so do I.
So here’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for:
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team. David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed.
David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and…WOW. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away.
I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool.
And you’ll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018.