This year’s Halloween was one hell of a return to form for the long-running franchise which saw the film bringing about a worthy successor to the original John Carpenter classic. A direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name, the film retconned all its previous sequels seeing Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode returning to deliver the film’s best installment since the original.
David Gordon Green directed the latest Halloween flick but Carpenter was by no means absent in case any of you didn’t know. Much like the original film and some of the previous ones, Carpenter provided the score for the latest film in the series alongside his son Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. The film was a hit and we can expect a sequel on the way but it is unclear if we’d see the same names attached to it. However, Carpenter wants to be a part of it though expressing interest in scoring the sequel.
In an interview with Consequence of Sound, Carpenter revealed that he loved working on Green’s film and expressed interest in providing the score for the sequel saying:
“We’ll be ready. We’ve all talked about it. We’ll be ready.”
It would be dumb to not have Carpenter back cause he clearly wants to and he is the mastermind behind this entire franchise to begin with. We may not have Carpenter back as a director but at least we have him doing something of great significance for the films. It’s unclear when the next Halloween film will be out but with the same guys attached, it shouldn’t be a problem.
Source: Consequence of Sound