A new Halloween is coming and John Carpenter is delighted

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It seems a new version of the classic horror film is on the way…

In horror circles, they don’t come as good and as iconic as John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween – to some, it’s the perfect horror film that many have tried to remake, reboot and indeed follow-up but without being anywhere close (bar maybe Halloween II, which Carpenter wrote and produced.)

So colour us surprised today with news from Carpenter himself – he has taken to Facebook to announce that a new version of the film is set to go before cameras soon and will be co-written by David Gordon Green (Stronger) and actor Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant), with Green directing. Here’s what the director had to say:

So you say you want a Revolution? 

You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again?

Well so do I.

So here’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for:

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team. David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed.

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.

I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool.

And you’ll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018.

Well, we certainly didn’t see this coming, particularly in the configuration is seems to be in – but we are intrigued nevertheless. Never would anyone have thought that the creative team would involve these two elements with the inclusion of McBride a huge surprise, but perhaps with him and Green involved with a completely new take under Carpenter’s guidance could be a match made in heaven. Also the prospect of new Carpenter music for is enough for us to get excited.

We wait patiently until October 19th, 2018 to see what becomes of the new Halloween.

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