News broke last night that John Carpenter is returning to executively produce, serve as creative consultant and possibly compose the score for Blumhouse’s new Halloween movie, premiering in October of 2017. Today we learned, via Bloody-Disgusting, that the film may have found its director.
According to the site, Mike Flanagan is currently in talks to direct. Flanagan has worked with Blumhouse before. Flanagan directed last year’s home invasion film Hush, as well as Oculus. And is currently directing Ouija 2 , the sequel to 2014’s supernatural film that revolves around a Ouija Board.
“HALLOWEEN needs to return to its traditions,” Carpenter said. “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 scary.”
“HALLOWEEN is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies.” Jason Blum stated. “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.”
We will keep you updated as the story continues to develop.