Big news came this past May when it was announced that John Carpenter is teaming up with Blumhouse for reboot of ‘Halloween’. It was reported that Carpenter would serve as executive producer and possibly create the score. Which was huge news, seeing that Carpenter has not been involved with the franchise in decades.
Unfortunately, the film hasn’t moved any further along than it was back in October when Jason Blum stated they were still looking for the best way to approach the reboot.
During a conversation with Dark Universe, Carpenter revealed that it hasn’t gotten any closer to filming.
I’ve known Jason [Blum] for a while, he came to me and said ‘How do you feel about this now that rights have diverted?’ and I said, ‘Sure, why not? I’ll give it a shot and I’ll also try to support the director.’ We don’t have a script yet, so I can’t tell you what it’s about, but I guarantee you it’s about Halloween night and it’s about a masked killer.
Wait, “…about a masked killer,”? Is he implying that another masked killer would be involved? Let’s be honest, it is not ‘Halloween’ without Michael Myers.
After years of publicly complaining about the franchise, Carpenter wants to make a reboot he could be proud of. He has also stated it will be the scariest ‘Halloween’ yet.
I found myself bitching all these years about them making another one, so with this one I thought, well, maybe I can get in and help and make something I’m proud of instead of sitting at home grumbling.
We will update you when we know more.