Horror master John Carpenter is set for a return to the Halloween franchise, with the filmmaker set to executive produce a new instalment in the slasher series for Miramax and Blumhouse Productions.
“Thirty-eight years after the original Halloween I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all,” said Carpenter in a statement announcing the news.
“Halloween is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies,” added Blumhouse boss Jason Blum. “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.”
The Halloween series has been dormant since Rob Zombie’s Halloween II sequel in 2009. Plans for Halloween 3D were shelved in 2012, while Dimension Films was developing another follow-up, titled Halloween Returns, prior to losing the rights to the franchise in 2015.