While one slasher icon is halted in his tracks, another is set to rise again. Yep, Paramount may have shelved their new Friday the 13th film, but bigger and better news comes from none other than John Carpenter, who just landed on us a huge update on the upcoming return of Michael Myers.
Posting on his Facebook page, the legendary director confirmed the film’s writers and director, and even a release date, although he’s remaining cagey about whether or not he’ll be providing the music. Here’s what he had to say:
“So you say you want a Revolution?
You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again?
Well so do I.
So here’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for: David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team. David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed.
David and Danny both came to my office recently with 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.
I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool.
And you’ll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018.”
Last year, both Mike Flanagan and Adam Wingard were being whispered about as possible directors, and while Pineapple Express/The Sitter director Green may represent a less obvious choice, if Carpenter approves, then that’s good enough for me.
Be excited, and be afraid.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)