Early this year we shared that the original creator of the whole Halloween franchise, John Carpenter, was not only producing the new entry of the series but also expressed his interest in composing its soundtrack. Now we have some new information about this new Halloween sequel, expected to hit theaters the 19th of October 2018.
We already knew that this new Halloween movie developed by the tandem responsible of Pineapple Express (2008) formed by scriptwriter Danny McBride and director David Gordon Green. In a recent interview with McBride, he has shown some of the plot ideas they are working on. “This is definitely a continuation [of Halloween (1978) and Halloween II (1981)] and a little bit of a reinvention“, he said. “But we’re really trying to take it back to what John Carpenter originally started with and what was so horrifying about it”.
This statement opened the door to the possibility of original actress Jamie Lee Curtis to be back to the role of Laurie Strode, a fact that luckily it has finally been confirmed! That brings some justice to such a classic and beloved character, that died in a miserable way in the very forgettable Halloween: Resurrection (2002). To have the confirmation for the whole thing, the original plot for Halloween (2018) reads “Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago”. And that’s exactly what we want.
Despite the fact the filmmakers for this new sequel are better known for their comedy movies, they have focused on stating this new Halloween film is not going to be a funny one. In fact, they are working on doing the most terrifying shit as possible. Only knowing that John Carpenter, working as an executive producer, has been in the meetings with the filmmakers and he is pleased with the directions this project is taking, is a good enough reason to be excited for the movie to come out in a year.
And to end, a little curiosity. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross from the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, and a pretty experienced duo in the scoring of movie soundtracks as the Oscar-winning for Best Original Score for The Social Network (2010) can already credit by itself, shared recently a cover from John Carpenter’s original theme for Halloween (1978). The track was published by Sacred Bones Records, the same label publishing Carpenter’s Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, and is free for streaming and download in their official link https://nin.lnk.to/Halloween. What do you think of it? I like it, respecting the original but adding that dark industrial ambient so characteristic of the NIN sound.
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