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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:07 pm Reply with quote
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In an interview with the The Wrap web site, producer Jason Blum makes a pledge that they will meet their intended October 2018 release. he tells that if it isn't: "You can kill me. You can behead me. You can chop my hand off, the prince of horror, you can cut my hand off. That's on the record."

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Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:47 am Reply with quote
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Producer Jason Blum is currently out doing press for Blumhouse's new horror project HAPPY DEATH DAY and discussed the company's most high profile upcoming project with the Coming Soon web site. The upcoming HALLOWEEN reboot, which sees David Gordon Green helming from a script by himself and Danny McBride. Most importantly though it brings back Jamie Lee Curtis to the franchise, and has the involvement of original film director John Carpenter.

In recent years Carpenter's name has been on remakes of several of his most famous works as an executive producer, but in those cases he's had no real involvement. That's not the case here insists Blum: "We don't take any big steps without his approval, so for instance hiring David and Danny he approved. He approved their pitch, he approved their first script. He approved bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis.

So anytime we make a big creative turn he's involved with that and we don't do it without his blessing. We went to him and asked him to be involved. There was no contractual, financial or any other obligation to have him on this movie. We went back and asked him to join us again."

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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:54 am Reply with quote
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Those in charge of the upcoming new HALLOWEEN film, namely director/co-writer David Gordon Green and co-writer/producer Danny McBride, have previously indicated that the new entry is ignoring most of the sequels in the series in favour of a follow-up to the John Carpenter-directed original.

Carpenter is famously getting involved again in the franchise, having sat out the series in any capacity since the third film. In a recent Q&A via Stereogum, he opened up and addressed Jamie Lee Curtis' involvement and surprisingly revealed the film will only acknowledging the first movie in the series:

"[Jamie Lee Curtis] talked to the director. Her part was written into the script and they had this idea — it's kind of a… I don't know how to describe it. It's almost an alternative reality. It picks up after the first one, and it pretends that none of the other [sequels] were made. It's gonna be fun. There's a really talented director and it was well-written. I'm impressed."

The news is a surprise. The third film is a standalone feature not tied to the series, and the fourth onwards are set years later, so both can effectively be ignored without issue.

The second on the other hand is inexorably tied to the first film and showcases the second half of the same night, picking up on the first film's cliffhanger ending. It was also penned, produced and scored by Carpenter who also did some reshoots of director Rick Rosenthal's work so it was hardly lacking his involvement.

If this is the case though, then Laurie last saw Michael fall from a second storey window after being shot by Dr. Loomisin 1978. It renders Michael more human, as the character didn't become effectively immortal to injuries that would kill normal men until the second.

It also effectively renders his blood relationship to Laurie in the mythology void because that story element didn't come into play until the sequel. The new HALLOWEEN returns to cinemas on October 19 next year.

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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:55 am Reply with quote
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With his greater involvement in the new chapter of his iconic classic, it comes as little surprise that filmmaker John Carpenter has confirmed he will be providing the score for the upcoming new HALLOWEEN film. As previously reported, the film will ignore the events of all the sequels, including potentially the second film, to serve as a direct follow-up to the first. Jamie Lee Curtis is returning as Laurie Strode in the new film set forty years after the events in Haddonfield in 1978.

Carpenter is serving as both an executive producer and advisor on the new film which David Gordon Green is directing and co-wrote with Danny McBride. Carpenter has indicated the pair have been keeping him very involved in the new film, and in a new interview with Billboard (via Syfy) this week he lets slip he's likely returning to score: "I am an executive producer and it looks clear to me that I've made a deal to do the music…There are many options. I'll be consulting with the director to see what he feels. I could create a new score, we could update the old score and amplify it, or we could combine those two things. I'll have to see the movie to see what it requires."

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