While he won’t be arriving in time to fill the vacancy left by Jason Voorhees this October, following Paramount’s announcement that they have shuttered production of the latest Friday the 13th movie, Michael Myers is at least on his way back to the big-screen. It looks like Horror Fans will have the return of an icon to look forward to after all!
We had previously announced that the Halloween reboot had stalled, following news last November that (despite announcing the project in 2015) the film still didn’t have a script. But today we’re finally getting word of significant movement and it comes from the most solid of sources: John Carpenter himself! The Master of Horror took to Facebook to make the announcement!
So you say you want a Revolution?
You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again?
Well so do I.
So here’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for:
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team. David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed.
David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and…WOW. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away.
I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool.
And you’ll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018.
So there you have it! And how awesome would it be if Carpenter actual does the film’ score? Epic! So who else is pumped to see Michael Myers back in action in 2018? Sound off in the Comments section!
In the original Halloween, directed by John Carpenter and released in 1978 (Official Synopsis): On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.