“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, 68.
The film-maker and composer will oversee a new Halloween film, the 10th sequel to 1978’s Halloween, which introduced mask-wearing bogeyman Michael Myers and the young Jamie Lee Curtis as original scream queen Laurie Strode.The film will be produced by Miramax, Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Pictures and Malek Akkad, whose father financed and produced the first eight films in the Halloween series.
Carpenter: “You know what? We’re probably going to go back to the original tradition that we started. It’s kind of gone astray. I feel like the remakes maybe went off somewhere that I didn’t want them to go.”
Carpenter: “Michael Myers is not a character. He is a force of nature. He is not a person. He’s part supernatural, part human. He’s like the wind, an evil wind. If you start straying away from that, and you get into explaining, then you’ve lost. So hopefully we can guide it back in the original direction.”