This news seems almost too good to be true, but it is confirmed by several sources including Bloody-Disgusting, JoBlo, ComingSoon.net and The Wrap… So, here it goes.
In a joint statement that came late Monday Night, Trancas International Films announced that Miramax has secured the rights to the Halloween franchise and its operator Malek Akkad, son of the late Moustapha Akkad, will produce the new movie alongside Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions. That means that we can get a new, original, non-remake installment in the iconic slasher franchise that features Michael Myers as early as 2017.
And that’s just the start…
It was also announced that franchise creator, composer and all around legendary horror film-maker John Carpenter will return to co-produce the new Halloween film. Though his name is always attached to the franchise, Carpenter hasn’t been a part of anything Michael Myers related since he wrote and co-produced 1981’s Halloween II. This will mark his first involvement with the series in over 35 years! Welcome back, John!
Carpenter comments to Bloody Disgusting, “38 years after the original Halloween. I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all,” with Akkad adding, “Trancas International is thrilled to be teaming up with Miramax on ‘Halloween,’ one of the most enduring horror franchises in film. We are also very excited to be working with Jason Blum and the whole team at Blumhouse. Together, along with the return of legendary filmmaker John Carpenter, we are eager to make a film that will be a milestone in the franchise’s legacy and that will excite the fans, young and old.”
Why are my eyes wet? Is someone cutting onions? Our prayers have been answered, folks!