Magazine article Screen International

John Carpenter to Exec New 'Halloween'

Magazine article Screen International

John Carpenter to Exec New 'Halloween'

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John Carpenter, the filmmaker behind the original Halloween films, is to return to the franchise as executive producer on a new production of the iconic horror movie.

Miramax and Blumhouse Productions will co-finance development and production, with Malek Akkad serving as producer under his Trancas banner and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse.

Miramax, which holds worldwide distribution rights, has yet to announce a theatrical distribution partner.

The Halloween horror franchise that was started in part by Carpenter and Moustapha Akkad in 1978 has spawned 10 films generating a total of nearly $400m in worldwide box office.

Carpenter said: "38 years after the original Halloween, I'm going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all. …

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