John Carpenter, the filmmaker whose movies like “Halloween,” “Escape from New York,” “The Thing” and “Big Trouble in Little China” defined the 1980s, is coming to television.
EW reports that according to Carpenter’s wife and producing partner Sandy King Carpenter, the filmmaker has not one but FOUR TV series “waiting to go to network” and that all of them “push the boundaries of what’s horror”.
Should any of them be picked up, Carpenter would direct the pilots and both he and she would serve as executive producers. Each is also quite varied:
“As far as I’m concerned, we’ll do all of them…. There’s sci-fi, there’s horror, there’s one that I guess would be [a] sci fi-horror futuristic kind of thing. They’re all across the board. I think they’ll fulfill what people expect out of him by also being unpredictable.”
Carpenter himself will soon be doing live concerts in Iceland and the UK.