Horror, perhaps more than any other genre, tends to produce icons both onscreen and off. John Carpenter is one of those people, having written, directed and scored Halloween in 1979. Not only did the film introduce the white faced killer Micheal Myers, but it also cemented the career of Carpenter, who would go on to direct films like The Thing and The Fog. After a long hiatus from the franchise, Carpenter is returning as executive producer and creative consultant for the new Halloween movie from Blumhouse Productions, but that might not be his only job. According to one producer, they are currently also trying to nail Carpenter down to provide the score for the film.
In a live Facebook interview with Fandango, producer Jason Blum and director Brad Peyton discussed their new film Incarnate. Blum, who is a producer on the new Halloween, was asked about John Carpenter's role in the production. Blume confirmed that Carpenter would be executive producing the film. but he hoped that he could also get Carpenter to compose the score as well.
John Carpenter is our executive producer. I also am hoping he's going to do the music for the movie. The deal isn't done, but I'm a good negotiator.
It's anything from a done deal, and a great score for the film depends on Jason Blum's negotiating skills. In addition to writing and directing the original Halloween, John Carpenter also composed the score. Said score has since gone on to become a cinema classic, and one of the most iconic themes out there. Getting Carpenter onboard for the new Halloween is a big win, but getting him to once more write iconic themes? That's some fanboy-ism this movie is going to need.
John Carpenter has been away from the Halloween franchise for three decades, and this new film will mark his return to series- if only in a behind-the-scenes role. After writing and directing the first and best of all the Halloween's, Carpenter wrote the screenplay for Halloween II, and Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Carpenter officially left the franchise before Micheal Myers returned in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, because it went against his idea of Halloween being an anthology series.
No director or writer is currently attached to the new Halloween, nor does the film have an official release date. Stick with CinemaBlend and we'll keep all the Halloween updates coming as soon as information becomes available.