Even though there have been a TON of sequels, one of the most iconic horror films of all time has to be John Carpenter‘s Halloween in 1978.
In 2007, director Rob Zombie did his best to remake the classic, and the flick even had a sequel in 2009, but neither one quite lived up to Carpenter’s original.
Well there’s some GREAT news for all you horror fans out there as there’s going to be a NEW Halloween sequel, and Carpenter has signed on as an executive producer!
The news broke about the famed director’s return to the franchise on a new Halloween website. The 68-year-old even talked about his excitement about continuing the legend saying:
“38 years after the original Halloween, I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.”
Miramax still holds the worldwide distribution rights to the film and has yet to decided on its theatrical distribution partner, but they will co-finance development and production with Blumhouse Productions. Other producers on the film are Malek Akkad under
Producers, Malek Akkad under Trancas International Films and Jason Blum will produce for Blumhouse. Jason spoke on the upcoming project saying:
“Halloween is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies. The great Malek Akkad and John Carpenter have a special place in the hearts of all genre fans and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together. We cannot wait to find and collaborate with the right filmmaker to give ├óΓé¼╦£Halloween’ fans the movie they deserve.”
Not only are we STOKED about this, but we’re guessing another famous director will be EXTREMELY excited to find out about Carpenter’s involvement in the project…
That’s because Pan’s Labyrinth and Crimson Peak filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has taken to Twitter to share his love for the King of Horror over the past few days, saying things like:
When I think of John Carpenter, I am amazed at the fact that we take him for granted. How can we? Why should we? He is lightning in a bottle
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) May 22, 2016
If you want to see the rest of Guillermo’s love for John, check out his couple dozen other tweets about his classic films HERE!