John Carpenter and Blumhouse will be making a brand new Halloween movie, likely released around Halloween 2017.
At a press event at Blumhouse yesterday John Carpenter said:
“38 years after the original Halloween, I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.”
“Halloween needs to return to its traditions. 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.”
So the new film won’t be a sequel, remake, or reboot.
Carpenter will executive produce and Blumhouse will co-finance with Miramax and Trancas International. Blumhouse has build a succesfull business by making low budget horror movies, so they are an obvious choice.
We don’t have a director or cast for the movie yet. Carpenter directed and co-wrote the original Halloween in 1978. Since then 8 more movies was made, with varying results.