A new generation of horror-fans will be introduced to the “Halloween” franchise, the popular storyline will release a new installment with the original creators backing the project. The new Halloween movie was announced, but no casting announcements or release date have been set at this time.
It was confirmed this week that John Carpenter will be the executive producer on a new “Halloween” movie for Miramax Films. The popular filmmaker was on-hand during the announcement, saying that the new film will be “the scariest of all.”
Carpenter was the creator of the original Halloween film, which released back in 1978. Carpenter served as director on that installment, he also co-wrote the screenplay with Debra Hill. The classic horror-film turned a young Jamie Lee Curtis into a household name, and is easily one of the most popular horror-franchises on the market.
As for the new film, Malek Akkad will serve as producer, and Jason Blum will be producing for Blumhouse Productions. The film will be a joint venture between Miramax and Trancas International Films, the two companies made the official announcement late Monday night. The franchise itself began as a project between Carpenter and Moustapha Akkad back in 1978 when the first film was released.
Miramax currently owns the worldwide distribution rights to “Halloween,” so the studio will announce a premiere as the project moves closer to production.
“Thirty-eight years after the original ‘Halloween’ I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all,” Carpenter said in a statement released to the press.
“Trancas International is thrilled to be teaming up with Miramax on Halloween,” Akkad added. “We are eager to make a film that will be a milestone in the franchise’s legacy and that will excite the fans, young and old.”
Jason Blum, a fellow horror enthusiast, stated, “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.” Blum added, “We cannot wait to find and collaborate with the right filmmaker to give Halloween fans the movie they deserve.”
In total there have been 10 films in the franchise, though the first two are considered by many to be the best. The films have grossed over $400M at the global box-office.