As we reported earlier this year, John Carpenter is bringing back the “Halloween” franchise. This time around David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express) and Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant, and co-creator of HBO’s Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, produced by Rough House Pictures) will join the new production for MIRAMAX, Trancas International Films and Blumhouse Productions.
Fans of the franchise can look forward to seeing Jamie Lee Curtis again, who starred in the original “Halloween” back in 1978, and the sequel in 1981. She’s also credited in “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” and “Halloween: Resurrection” if you are being picky about things. The franchise has grown on to become one of cinema’s most iconic horror franchises of all time, with a total of ten films that have generated over $400 million in worldwide box office.
Gordon Green will direct this new installment from a screenplay that he wrote with McBride. As we previously announced, Carpenter will executive produce with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Gordon Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Zanne Devine and David Thwaites will oversee for MIRAMAX which is co-financing with Blumhouse.
Fans will have to wait another year to see the film, which is currently scheduled to release on October 19, 2018.
Miramax released the photo above to tease Curtis’ return to the franchise, but casting is still a mystery at this point. Box-office history tells us that a new crop of young actors will be chosen to help resurrect the franchise, but no official details have been announced at this time. We do know the director and the screenwriter, and we can only hope that the new film is better than Tommy Lee Wallace’s written and directed Halloween installment “Halloween 3: Season of the Witch” released back in 1982.