Legendary filmmaker and composer John Carpenter wants to write the score for Blumhouse Productions’ planned sequel to his classic 1978 horror movie Halloween. The ever-unpredictable David Gordon Green has been named to write and direct the sequel-not-reboot, which is tentatively set to arrive in 2018. The movie, according to co-writer Danny McBride, will follow from the events of Halloween II, ignoring all subsequent Halloween series films.

Carpenter’s original Halloween was a groundbreaking film in 1978, practically single-handedly writing the rules for all slasher movies to come. Made for just $300,000, the film has gone on to gross $70 million, making it one of the most profitable independent films of all-time. Among the movie’s innovative elements was Carpenter’s ...

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