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John Carpenter To Executive Produce Next Halloween Movie

May 24, 2016 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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Coming Soon reports that Blumhouse Productions have announced that they are working on a new film in the Halloween franchise. They will team with Trancas International and Miramax. It was also revealed that John Carpenter will executive produce. This would be Carpenter’s return to the franchise after Halloween III: Season of the Witch in 1982, which he executive produced and did uncredited script work on.

Trancas’ Malek Akkad will produce with Jason Blum. Blum said at the event that he hopes Carpenter will also score the new film.

Carpenter said: “38 years after the original Halloween. I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.

Akkad added: “Trancas International is thrilled to be teaming up with Miramax on ‘Halloween,’ one of the most enduring horror franchises in film. We are also very excited to be working with Jason Blum and the whole team at Blumhouse. Together, along with the return of legendary filmmaker John Carpenter, we are eager to make a film that will be a milestone in the franchise’s legacy and that will excite the fans, young and old.

Miramax EVP of Film and Television Zanne Devine said: “Malek Akkad’s legacy with the ‘Halloween’ franchise accompanied by Blumhouse’s unprecedented talent in the horror genre lays the foundation of a formidable team to create the next chapter of this iconic fan favorite. Having John Carpenter godfather the reboot of the iconic franchise he helped create brings it full circle. We couldn’t be in better company bringing ‘Halloween’ back to the big screen.

Blum added: “‘Halloween’ is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies. 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.

Miramax has worldwide distribution rights for the film and will decide a distribution partner at a later time. David Thwaites will oversee for Miramax. Carpenter and the companies will look for directors and writers to fast track the sequel. It was announced that while an official release date hasn’t been set, a Halloween 2017 release is likely.

The series has been in development hell ever since the Rob Zombie films. Two different sequels, Halloween 3D and Halloween Returns, both stalled and were eventually cancelled.

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