John Carpenter Updates on HALLOWEEN Reboot

Written by Andrew Pollard Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Movie News

Following the news that John Carpenter had boarded Blumhouse’s upcoming Halloween reboot in an executive producer capacity earlier this year, all has gone a little quiet where The Shape is concerned. Now though, the legendary Carpenter has given a brief update on where things actually stand right now with Michael Myers’ return.

Speaking to Dark Universe, the Horror Master said, “I’ve known Jason [Blum] for a while. He came to me and said ‘How do you feel about this now that rights have diverted?’ and I said, ‘Sure, why not? I’ll give it a shot and I’ll also try to support the director.’ We don’t have a script yet, so I can’t tell you what it’s about, but I guarantee you it’s about Halloween night and it’s about a masked killer.”

Now whilst that may all still be a tad vague right now, the iconic writer/director/composer then moved on to explain why he chose now to get back involved with a franchise that he’s not touched since some uncredited writing work on 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Carpenter revealed, “I found myself bitching all these years about them making another one, so with this one I thought, well, maybe I can get in and help and make something I’m proud of instead of sitting at home grumbling.”

What’s next for Michael Myers is unknown right now, and we’re not even totally sure how this new film will fit in with the existing movies, if it even does. Bar Season of the Witch veering in a non-Myers direction, the first six movies in the series saw Michael killing any who dared step foot in the infamous Myers house, whilst he also had a mission to kill his entire bloodline – something that was explained as the Curse of Thorn in Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers. Following those movies, the seventh film, Halloween H20, disregarded anything that had taken place since 1981’s Halloween II, in turn bringing Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode back into the fold. After that, Halloween: Resurrection saw poor Laurie shockingly killed off in the opening moments, as the film headed towards a finale that included Busta Rhymes performing kung fu on Michael Myers. Yes, that really did happen. Rob Zombie would reboot the franchise with his own takes on Halloween and Halloween II, and now we’re at a point where yet another reboot is on the horizon for The Shape. Will this new film completely start from scratch once more? Will it look to tie in with the original spate of movies? Will it somehow even have ties to Zombie’s efforts? Right now, we simply have no idea.

As ever, expect more on this new Halloween as and when it develops.

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