Halloween has come and gone. We saw plenty of creative costumes, (especially a lot of Pennywise and Eleven costumes), the leaves changed as the weather grew colder, kids braved the cold to fill their bags with candy, people screamed their lungs out at haunted houses, and we hopped on Netflix to have late night horror movie binge sessions. It was spooky and fun, but we’re well into November now, and it’s time to prepare for the Thanksgiving feast and as well as getting into the holiday spirits.
Maybe you want to stay with the Halloween spirit a little longer. Those wanting that, will be happy to hear that the iconic Halloween icon Michael Myers is returning to the big screen in a big way. Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind films such as Split, Get Out, Insidious, Sinister, and more, has just announced that an all new Halloween film is in the works and will hit theaters next year. The idea for a sequel to the iconic franchise has been tossed around for quite some time, and is now becoming a reality, thanks to Blumhouse and a very interesting team behind the project.
In an announcement via Facebook, the Halloween sequel will be written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. Green will also be the director of the film. The duo are mostly known for their comedic chops, as they were involved in such projects like Your Highness and the hard R-stoner comedy Pineapple Express. The news of the team was very surprising but skeptics should be happy to know that the Facebook announcement came from horror mastermind John Carpenter! Carpenter, who directed the horror classic Halloween, explained more in his announcement, basically giving his seal of approval for the new film.
“David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and…WOW. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away.”
If that isn’t enough, it was also reported that Jamie Lee Curtis, who had a breakout role as Laurie Strode in the first Halloween film, will reprise her role in the new movie. Along with that, Carpenter will be a big part of the film as executive producer, and will also score the film. For those who don’t know, Carpenter, along with directing the first film, also wrote the score for it, giving us some of the most iconic movie music ever with the Halloween theme. The Halloween sequel is slated for release on October 19, 2018.