After wandering in the movie rights wilderness for the last few years, news has emerged that Blumhouse pictures have acquired the rights to make the next Halloween film (along with Trancas int. and Miramax). However, the real bombshell here is that Horror legend, and creator of the Halloween franchise, will be executive producing the project!
This marks the first time Carpenter has been involved in a Halloween sequel since Halloween III (amidst rumours that he will also score the film), and yes this will be the 10th sequel and not a remake or reboot. It's no secret that John Carpenter is my favourite director and Halloween is my favourite horror film so I couldn't be more excited for this. The project presents a real opportunity to get the franchise back on track after Rob Zombie's dire reboot and, if you weren't pumped already, the film is due to come out next year! No news on a director/writer yet.
What do you think of the news? Who do you want to direct?