In a surprising announcement today, John Carpenter revealed that a brand-new “Halloween” film from Miramax is slated for release on October 19, 2018.
In a Facebook post, the original director and composer of the “Halloween” franchise revealed that the series would be making a return to theaters behind the creative team of David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. The pair will team up together to write the script, and Green (who has credits on “Stronger," “Our Brand is Crisis," and “Pineapple Express”) will direct.
Speaking on getting a chance to tackle a horror franchise, McBride said, “David and I are thrilled to step outside of our comedic collaborations and dive into a dark and vicious horror. Nobody will be laughing.”
Carpenter, as previously announced, will be on board to executive produce the film alongside Malek Akkad and Jason Blum. Akkad was optimistic on the films production, saying that he has “never been more excited than by the team that we have assembled for the new ‘Halloween.'" He went on to say that he feels like the film “will thrill fans, old and new, as well as being a high point in this legendary franchise.” Both Miramax and Blumhouse will co-finance the development and production of the film. To date, the franchise (spanning 10 films) has generated over $400 million in worldwide box office numbers.
The new "Halloween" entry is slated for release on October 19, 2018.