John Carpenter has thrown his support behind an upcoming remake of his 1978 horror classic Halloween, which will be co-written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green and directed by Green.
“So you say you want a Revolution,” the filmmaker posted on Facebook following news of the upcoming remake. “You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again? Well so do I.”
Carpenter added that he would serve as executive producer on the film, and possibly even composer. “I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool,” he wrote. Carpenter provided the iconic score for the original Halloween, as well as several other of his films.
According to Carpenter, the new Halloween is penciled to arrive October 18th, 2018, a week shy of the 40th anniversary of the original Halloween‘s theatrical release. After the original spawned eight sequels over a 25-year span, Rob Zombie rebooted the horror classic in 2007, which was followed by a sequel in 2009.
Since then, however, Michael Myers has lay dormant, until McBride and Green pitched him on their idea for the film.
Carpenter continued, “David and Danny both came to my office recently with [Blumhouse producer] 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.”
McBride has long collaborated with Green, working with the director on Pineapple Express, Your Highness, All the Real Girls and Eastbound and Down. Although known for his comedy chops, McBride is no stranger to classic horror franchises: He’ll co-star in the upcoming Alien: Covenant.