John Carpenter, the legendary filmmaker and creator of the original Halloween films, is teaming with Blumhouse, Miramax and Trancas to serve as executive producer and do the score for a new Halloween movie.
We don’t have any idea of what the plot details may be or where this movie will fall in the timeline established by the long running franchise. However when speaking to Collider the big man himself John Carpenter said:
“We’re probably going to go back to the original traditions that we started with early on. It’s kind of gone astray a little bit. I thought maybe the remakes went off somewhere that I didn’t want ‘em to go. Michael Myers is not a character. He is a force of nature. He is not a person. He is part supernatural, part human. He’s like the wind. He’s an evil wind. When you start straying away from that and you get into explaining, you’re lost. So hopefully we can guide it back in that direction.
Later Adding “38 years after the original Halloween I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.”
The Halloween film franchise that was started in part by Carpenter and Moustapha Akkad in 1978 has spawned seven squeals a remake and a sequel to the remake, generating a total of nearly $400 million in worldwide box office, it’s widely considered one of the most iconic and successful franchises of all time.
The next entry is scheduled to arrive Halloween 2017.