The horror master himself John Carpenter has finally been confirmed to bring his eerie musical talents back to the Halloween franchise! Up until now, Carpenter was only said to have been considering scoring the project without any official decisions made on the matter. Jason Blum was finally coaxed by a fan on Twitter to confirm or deny that Carpenter will score the new film.
Blum finally made it official:
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) April 19, 2018
Well, there you have it!
Carpenter’s original Halloween score is legendary in the horror community. His creeping synths largely defined 70’s and 80’s horror films. Scores featuring synthesizers have made a huge comeback in recent years, with modern horror like It Follows and Stranger Things paying homage to the generation that inspired them.
The reboot is said to be a direct successor to the first movie, taking place decades later, and ignoring all the sequels. Director of development for Blumhouse Production Ryan Turek finally gave us a look yesterday at the weathered mask Michael Myers will be donning in a new poster for the film.
Much like Tim Miller and James Cameron’s Terminator reboot, the new Halloween is bringing back much of the talent who made the original films so loved. Carpenter will also act as executive producer and creative consultant in the upcoming film, hopefully ensuring this is the best and most faithful sequel to date. David Gordon Green is taking over as director, while co-writing the screenplay with Danny McBride.
Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode, while Nick Castle, who played Myers in the original, will be returning as The Shape. They will be joined by actresses Judy Greer and Andi Matichak.
It simply isn’t Haddonfield without Carpenter’s score rustling through the fall leaves as Myers stalks the streets.
Halloween will release October 19, 2018.
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