A few months back Halloween fans got the news that many had dreamed of for years, John Carpenter was returning to Halloween! The director made the announcement that he would be the executive producer for the next film and that he was going to try to make this tenth sequel “the scariest of them all.”
This created the largest buzz within the fan base since 1998’s Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later which featured the return of Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode.
Then there was the dreaded silence. No news, no updates, nothing! With the information coming out this week that the new Friday the 13th sequel was canned, most expected to learn the new Halloween film would suffer the same fate.
This all changed due to an update today directly from John Carpenter via his Facebook page:
So you say you want a Revolution?
You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again?
Well so do I.
So here’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for:
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team. David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed.
David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and…WOW. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away.
I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool.
And you’ll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018.
Although this news is early and nothing is certain until It happens, this is certainly a reason for optimism. With Carpenter at the helm as executive director AND possibly creating the music for a script that he appears to be impressed with, how could we Halloween fans not be excited?