John Carpenter Partners With Jason Blum on New 'Halloween' Movie

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"Thirty-eight years after the original 'Halloween,' I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all," said the director behind the original film.

John Carpenter is getting back into the Halloween spirit with a little help from Jason Blum. 

Carpenter will executive produce the new addition to the franchise, which will be produced by Blum under his Blumhouse banner. Malek Akkad (2007's Halloween) will also serve as a producer through his Trancas banner.

The new movie will be co-financed by Blumhouse and Miramax, which holds the worldwide distribution rights. David Thwaites will oversee the project for Miramax.

“Thirty-eight years after the original Halloween, I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all,” said Carpenter. 

Added Blum: “Halloween is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies. 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."

Bringing Carpenter and Blum together means the new Halloween movie will be old-school horror meets new-school scares. 

Aside from launching the Halloween films, the horror savant is responsible for classics like The Thing and Village of the Damned. Blum is responsible for modern horror franchises like Insidious and Paranormal Activity and this summer will release The Purge: Election Year.
Carpenter is repped by  APA and Stankevich.