Blumhouse Productions is going to make a Halloween movie, and for the first time since Halloween III: Season of the Witch, original director John Carpenter will be attached as a figurehead solely to make us believe this sequel won't be as bad as all the rest.
The production company behind Paranormal Activity, Sinister, and Insidious is reportedly teaming with Trancas International and Miramax on a "reboot of the iconic franchise" that Carpenter will executive produce. Blumhouse founder Jason Blum apparently also suggested Carpenter will once again lend his hand at providing a minimalist but strangely iconic score.
"38 years after the original Halloween, I'm going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all," Carpenter said, not really saying all that much given the quality of most of those existing sequels.
Will the original creator of the franchise and the largely successful Blumhouse save the franchise from its sad state? Maybe! But, given that even Paul fuckin' Rudd couldn't rescue Halloween 6, let's not hold our breath.