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‘Halloween’ is Returning with Horror Mastermind John Carpenter on board

Michael Myers is easily one of the most recognizable, classic horror film icons. Multiple Halloween movies have aired on television, particularly around the spooky holiday time frame. For those of you who are huge horror movie buffs, or if you are just a gigantic Michael Myers fan, we have news for you.

The Blumhouse Productions office in Los Angeles recently revealed that a new Halloween movie is in the works! Blumhouse Productions will be partnering with Trancas International and Miramax to bring the film to life. John Carpenter, the legendary director behind the original Halloween, will return to the franchise as the films executive producer.

Carpenter stated, “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.”

Although he’s not yet officially attached to do so, Jason Blum (co-producer) announced that they hope to see John Carpenter also return to score the new Halloween. I would certainly hope so, the creepy music was one of the many factors that made that film scary.

“‘Halloween’ is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies,” says Jason Blum. “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 ‘Halloween’ fans the movie they deserve.”

Carpenter is determined to recapture the simplicity of the original movie, in which teen babysitter Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) is stalked by escaped killer Michael Myers on Halloween night.

“The biggest challenge is to be true to the original spirit of the movie,” he said, in an interview with Dread Central. “Don’t get carried away. Tell a simple story. Tell it right. The original Halloween was made for very little money and it was a little, scary tale. That’s what we should be doing.”

Although no release date has officially been set in stone, Blumhouse is hoping for a release sometime in 2017.

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