John Carpenter Hopes to Score New HALLOWEEN Movie

Halloween creator John Carpenter seems to be very enthusiastic about the upcoming Halloween sequel – and even wants to write the music!

The film is set to be directed by David Gordon Green, who is writing alongside Danny McBride. The two have announced that the movie will not be a reboot but take place sometime after the events of 1981’s Halloween II.

While Halloween was only produced for a small $300,000 it went on to become a massive hit. The movie once-and-for-all introduced the slasher genre and horror has been influenced by it ever since. One of the key pieces to Carpenter’s film is the score, which Carpenter composed himself. Much like the film, the score has become iconic, and is widely considered one of the best pieces of music ever composed for a film.

Aside from Carpenter’s desire to write the music, Green also revealed to Business Insider reporter Jason Guerrasio that Carpenter has given them notes on the movie’s script and even “digs it”. This is huge for a Halloween film, as the last flick in the franchise to have Carpenter’s involvement was Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

With John Carpenter’s influence, this new Halloween film could possibly be the biggest slasher film in a long, long time. And seeing how much of a success Andy Muschietti’s IT is, the new sequel may just break some records.

The movie will definitely be interesting, as McBride said that Michael Myers won’t be immortal in the film:

“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There’s a lot of room for improvement. David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original.”

He added:

“It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn’t corny and it wasn’t turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed. That stuff to me isn’t scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen.”

If they’re looking for someone to play the character – Halloween H20 actor Chris Durand told us back in July that he’d be up for it:

“I would love to do it again if the situation were right. I had such a good cast and I got Jamie Lee Curtis back, so that’s kinda’ hard to beat. There is a new version coming up, which may kind of take it back to its roots and if that’s the case – it would be fun to do. In terms of the sequels, I think I probably lucked out and got the best I can.”

If all goes as planned, we can expect the next Halloween to hit theaters by October 31, 2018.

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