Let's get this out of the way: Blumhouse has teamed up with Miramax and Malek Akkad to
remake make a new Halloween. And that's not all: John Carpenter is executive producing and is dedicated to working closely with the director.
Oh, and Jason Blum says they're negotiating to have him provide the score.
This will be a new version, one that fixes what Carpenter disliked about Rob Zombie's remake: "Michael Myers is not a character," Carpenter said at an event announcing the deal. "He's not a person. He's a force of nature. He's one part human and one part supernatural."
Jason Blum says that, like the original, this Halloween will be lower budget in the Blumhouse mold. He said that if you get to $15 million you start losing creative battles for budget battles, that you have to explain everything.
Blum figures they will hire a director with some experience but the deal is so new no one knows who that could be. The goal is to have the film out at Halloween 2017.
The general plan sounds promising. Carpenter laid it out:
"Be true to the original spirit of the movie. Don't get carried away. Tell a simple story. Tell a scary story."