John Carpenter, creator of the original Halloween films, will executive produce a new production in the horror franchise. Miramax and Blumhouse Productions will co-finance development and production, with Malek Akkad serving as producer under his Trancas International Films banner and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse.
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Miramax, which holds worldwide distribution rights, said it will determine its theatrical distribution partner at a future date.
halloween4.jpg“Thirty-eight years after the original Halloween I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all,” Carpenter said in a statement.
Fueled by masked creeper Michael Myers, the Halloween franchise was started in part by Carpenter and Moustapha Akkad in 1978, and eventually encompassed 10 films that Miramax says generated nearly $400 million in worldwide box office.
“Halloween is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies,” Blum said. “The great Malek Akkad and John Carpenter have a special place in the hearts of all genre fans and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together. We cannot wait to find and collaborate with the right filmmaker to give Halloween fans the movie they deserve.”
David Thwaites will oversee the reboot for Miramax with Carpenter, who is repped by APA and Stankevich Law. The companies plan to immediately “go out to filmmakers and fast-track the project,” says Miramax.