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John Carpenter Signs on for New ‘Halloween’ Film

Sadly, he's not directing.

Halloween John Carpenter

The mastermind behind the beloved Halloween franchise is helping bring Michael Myers back to the screen. Blumhouse films has announced a new entry in the series, with John Carpenter serving as Executive Producer and Creative Consultant on the film. He may also compose the score. Carpenter directed, scored, and co-wrote 1978’s Halloween.

Halloween needs to return to its traditions,” Carpenter said at an event announcing the film. “I feel like the movies have gotten away from that… Michael is not just a human being; he’s a force of nature, like the wind. That’s what makes him so scary.”

The film rights to the franchise lapsed after Rob Zombie’s visceral 2007 and 2009 Halloween installments. Blumhouse will revive the series.

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