Huge news in the horror world today. Blumhouse will remake ‘Halloween’. They have partnered with producer Malek Akkad, Miramax and Trancas International Films on the project. The biggest news is that John Carpenter will come on board as exec producer and creative consultant. Malek Akkad has been trying to reboot this for while now with no luck so it looks like Jason Blum is the missing piece. Bringing Carpenter on board was a smart move.
“HALLOWEEN needs to return to its traditions,” Carpenter said. “I feel like the movies have gotten away from that… Michael is not just a human being; he’s a force of nature, like the wind. That’s what makes him so scary.”
“HALLOWEEN is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies,” Blum said, “and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together. We cannot wait to find and collaborate with the right filmmaker to give Halloween fans the movie they deserve.”
While details are still limited at this early stage, Blum did say he wants to retain the low budget feel of the original. Really? That’s a new way to sell cheap I guess.
“We made the original HALLOWEEN for very little money,” he added. “At heart it’s just a good, scary story, and that’s why it works. 38 years later, I’m going to help to try to make the tenth sequel the scariest of them all.”
Fingers crossed this turns out better then most.