When you consider real, genuine Horror icons, one name that will feature on just about any list is that of Michael Myers. The white faced, soulless, towering figure of destruction, most famously associated with spine shivering kitchen knifes, and brutal, inhumane murder, has been out of the spotlight for some time now but that is all set to change with the news that a new Halloween movie is on the way.
Myers is not only an indestructible force of absolute chaos in each of the movies, but also in reality, having been through quite a lot of chops and changes since his initial debut in 1978. First came John Carpenter’s “Halloween”, which was followed by six sequels before being rebooted by Rob Zombie in 2009, this time only two movies came from the series, and now an announcement has been made that the series is to be given another dose of life.
The announcement came at a Press Conference in Los Angeles, that Blumhouse Productions are to co-finance and produce the movie with the assistance of Miramax and Trancas International. Another huge announcement was that John Carpenter himself is set to return as executive producer.
Malek Akkad returns having been working on the movies since 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, and will produce the movie alongside Blumhouse studio head Jason Blum. During the event Carpenter commented;
“38 years after the or8ginal Halloween, i’m going to help to try to make thr 1pth sequel the scariest of them all.” No word yet on if he is to compose the movies score.
Blumhouse are responsible for the hugely popular Paranormal Activity franchise, as well as The Purge, Insidious and Sinister. Blum himself said;
“Halloween’ is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies. 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 movie is being targeted for a 2017 release, more news will follow as it becomes available.
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