‘John Carpenter’s Halloween’-Courtesy of Compass International Pictures
Directed by: To Be Announced
Release date: To Be Announced
A new Halloween film has been in the works for a while. Originally, a 3D reboot was set to hit theaters in 2012. This doesn’t materialize, leading to Dimension moving on to another idea for the film. They give the green light to Halloween Returns, a quasi-sequel pitting Michael Myers in a standalone story. However, Dimension ends up losing the rights to Halloween, thus cancelling plans for Halloween Returns in the process.
This is actually working out for the better, because now its future is brighter. Miramax and Blumhouse Productions are now developing their own fresh reboot of the series. Best of all, legendary director John Carpenter, who helmed the original movie, is executive producing. Carpenter is also serving as a creative consultant. Having the man who made Halloween so directly involved in the new film gives it tons of potential going into it.
I’m not a big fan of Rob Zombie’s Halloween movies. Fortunately, John Carpenter isn’t either. He understands what makes Michael Myers scary much better than Zombie does. That’s hopefully going to reflect well when the new movie comes out. Whether it’s a sequel or an all out reboot, it has a great chance of making Michael terrifying again.
We don’t have a release date on the board yet for the new Halloween. But the plan as of now is for it to come out in 2017, as they are targeting the month of October. Whichever day that is, you can bet I’ll be right there in the theater. I won’t miss Michael’s return to the big screen, so I’ll be there the night HE comes home.