The new 'Halloween' movie has a director and fans should be excited

Though horror fans were bummed to hear earlier this week that plans to revive the “Friday the 13th” franchise have been scrapped indefinitely, on Thursday we got word that the reboot of another horror classic is thriving.

Legendary “Halloween” director John Carpenter announced on his Facebook page that the next movie in the franchise, which he will be an executive producer on (it’s his first involvement in a “Halloween” movie since 1998’s “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later”), has signed director David Gordon Green and actor/screenwriter Danny McBride to the movie.

Both will take on the screenwriting duty with Green also directing the movie, which will hit theatres on October 19, 2018.

Carpenter teased that he may even do the score for the movie. Along with creating the classic horror movie back in 1978, he was responsible for its iconic score.

Here’s Carpenter’s Facebook post:

Green is best known of late for his comedic work, like “Pineapple Express” and directing numerous episodes of “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals.” But before that he was known for his more dramatic¬†independent movies, and he even dabbled now and again with thrillers like “Undertow” and “Joe.”

McBride is even more engrained than Green in the comedic world, but as his production company Rough House Pictures — which he started with Green and director Jody Hill (“Observe and Report,” “Eastbound & Down,” “Vice Principals”) — has shown, their brand of comedy is certainly on the darker side.

And just to add more horror clout, the project is also being produced by Blumhouse Productions, which is currently riding high with its latest box-office hit, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split.” The company also has the anticipated Jordan Peele-directed thriller “Get Out” opening February 24.

Along with Blumhouse, the “Halloween” movie is being produced by Trancas International Films, Rough House Pictures, and Miramax.

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