Guillermo del Toro!) Last night, no one could prepare their bodies for the news Blumhouse was about to drop.
"We’re thrilled to announce that Michael has found a new home at last — thanks to the efforts of Blumhouse founder/CEO Jason Blum, HALLOWEEN franchise producer Malek Akkad, Miramax and Trancas International Films, who have just announced a team-up of historic proportions to bring a new HALLOWEEN to the big screen."
"Tonight’s press gathering included a surprise appearance by none other than the father of HALLOWEEN himself, John Carpenter, who took the stage to confirm that he’s officially signed onto the new film as Executive Producer and Creative Consultant (Blum describes him as “Godfather” of the project), which bodes very well that the film will bring the franchise back in line with his original vision."
“HALLOWEEN needs to return to its traditions,” Carpenter said. “I feel like the movies have gotten away from that… Michael is not just a human being; he’s a force of nature, like the wind. That’s what makes him so scary.”
The project will have a "modest" budget, much like the usual Blumhouse fair they've become famous for, but that doesn't stray from the original, mega successful formula and honestly, with a huge budget, there's so much potential to fuck it up! Carpenter will also compose the music for the new film, so expect more blood splattered vinyl in your future. Win Win.