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John Carpenter Confirms He Will Score Halloween Reboot

October 13, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
John Carpenter

In an interview with Billboard, John Carpenter confirmed that he will return to provide the score for the upcoming Halloween reboot/sequel from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures. Here are highlights:

On returning to Halloween: “I am an executive producer and it looks clear to me that I’ve made a deal to do the music. There are many options. I’ll be consulting with the director to see what he feels. I could create a new score, we could update the old score and amplify it, or we could combine those two things. I’ll have to see the movie to see what it requires.”

On if he gets tired of playing the theme: “No, no. It’s fun. And you know, in the years in between recording that while making the movie and then moving onto something else, I had never played it. Now I’m playing it again — or at least someone who looks a lot like me and is named Cody plays it and I play the bass line.”

The new film will be directed by David Gordon Green from a script he wrote with Danny McBride. It features the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, while Judy Greer will play her daughter Karen. Carpenter will executive produce with Malek Akkad (Trancas), Jason Blum (Blumhouse), Green and McBride (Rough House Pictures), along with Zanne Devine and David Thwaites for Miramax, which is co-financing. The film arrives on October 19, 2018.

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