John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of the most iconic horror movies of all-time. On top of that, it launched a successful multimedia franchise. However, the last film, Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, was poorly received. It released in 2009, and Michael Myers hasn’t victimized anyone since.

However, Carpenter made an announcement on Facebook: he wants to “bring back Halloween and make it rock again.”


David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will collaborate on the script, with the former also serving as the director. Green is known for his 2008 comedy, Pineapple Express. Likewise, the comedic television series Eastbound & Down is McBride’s pinnacle.

While Carpenter neglected to disclose details pertaining to the film’s plot, he did acknowledge how impressed he was with the vision behind it; Carpenter’s meeting with Green, McBride and Jason Blum convinced him they “get it.”

Halloween’s memorability is in part thanks to the piano theme Carpenter wrote. He didn’t commit to scoring the new installment, but he “might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool.” Additionally, he’ll maintain his duties as the executive producer and offer his input.

Carpenter’s post closes with the anticipated release date: October 19, 2018.

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