Written by John Squires
Michael Myers is coming back to life. And we won’t have to wait much longer.
Believe it or not, it’s been seven years since “The Shape” was last seen on the big screen, and in the wake of Rob Zombie’s Halloween films, the future of the series was left hanging in the balance. As we learned last year, Dimension lost the rights to the franchise, and nobody was quite sure what was going to happen from there. But Michael has found a new home – or rather, a new house.
At a special press event tonight, John Carpenter announced that he’s working with Blumhouse to bring the Halloween franchise back from the dead, and he says the new film won’t be a sequel, remake, or reboot. Set for release on Halloween 2017, the brand new installment will be executive produced by Carpenter himself, and the horror master will also serve as creative consultant.
Best of all? There’s a good chance Carpenter will provide the score!
“Halloween needs to return to its traditions,” Carpenter said at the event. “I feel like the movies have gotten away from that… Michael is not just a human being; he’s a force of nature, like the wind. That’s what makes him so scary. We made the original Halloween for very little money At heart it’s just a good, scary story, and that’s why it works. 38 years later, I’m going to help to try to make the tenth sequel the scariest of them all.”
“Halloween is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies,” added Jason Blum, “and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together. We cannot wait to find and collaborate with the right filmmaker to give Halloween fans the movie they deserve.”
At this time, a director hasn’t yet been chosen. Stay tuned for more!