For many years Dimension Films has been trying to get another “Halloween” film off the ground but ultimately in all that messing about, they lost the rights to the iconic horror series.
Now, in an unexpected announcement at an event in Los Angeles tonight, “Insidious” and “Sinister” producers Blumhouse Productions revealed that they are teaming with Miramax and Trancas International to co-finance a new “Halloween” sequel.
On top of that, director John Carpenter will be on board the film as executive producer – returning to the very franchise he created. Though not officially set to do so, Blum also reportedly made it clear at the announcement that the hope is to see Carpenter also return to score the new film.
In typical dry Carpenter fashion, the filmmaker says: “38 years after the original Halloween. I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.” Malek Akkad and Jason Blum will also produce the new film which will immediately go out to filmmakers and is on a fast-track to production with a Halloween 2017 release looking quite likely.