Horror fans, rejoice! Jason Blum has confirmed that John Carpenter will return to compose the score for the upcoming Halloween sequel. Blum, who's producing the film with his company Blumhouse Productions, told a fan on Twitter that Carpenter is officially onboard.
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) April 19, 2018
Carpenter was previously announced as an executive producer on the project, and was rumored to be scoring as well. This is an exciting confirmation, as it brings the famed horror director back to the franchise he originated in 1978. Carpenter also scored that film, but none of the sequels. Additionally, this is Carpenter's first official return to the Halloween franchise since producing Halloween III: Season of the Witch in 1982.
The Halloween sequel comes out October 19, 2018 and will be directed by David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the script with Danny McBride. It's a direct sequel to the original 1978 film, set in some sort of "alternate reality" where the other sequels never happened. Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to her iconic role of Laurie Strode, with Judy Greer playing her daughter and Andi Matichak playing her granddaughter. Curtis told Yahoo that she's seen a trailer for the film and that it's "terrifying," saying of the footage: "They went full-tilt boogeyman." Hopefully we'll get that soon!
To tide us over until trailer time, Blum also shared a new poster featuring the iconic Michael Myers mask.
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) April 19, 2018
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