With the highly anticipated new Halloween movie, to be executive produced by John Carpenter and arriving in theaters in October 2018, about to begin filming, we now have confirmation of a key element of the film that was a hopeful possibility since it was first announced last year, as Carpenter himself recently stated that he will in fact perform the new score.
In a new interview promoting next week’s release of his Anthology: Movie Themes album of re-recorded classics, when asked about the extent of his involvement with the new Halloween film, John Carpenter tells Billboard, “I am an executive producer and it looks clear to me that I’ve made a deal to do the music.”
When asked if will be updating the original music or creating something entirely new, Carpenter answered, “There are many options. I’ll be consulting with the director to see what he feels. I could create a new score, we could update the old score and amplify it, or we could combine those two things. I’ll have to see the movie to see what it requires.”
Judy Greer is currently in talks to play Karen Strode, who is Laurie Strode’s daughter in the new film.
As we recently reported, Halloween 2018 will begin filming at the end of October in Charleston, South Carolina.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
Halloween will be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.
Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.
You can read everything we know so far about Halloween 2018 here.
As I’m sure you are well aware, 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of John Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween. It is also worth noting that the film’s release date also happens to be Michael Myers’ birthday (in 1957), according to the original franchise canon.
The new Halloween arrives in theaters on October 19, 2018.
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