The mastermind behind the infamous Halloween theme has begun scoring the music for the forthcoming 2018 reboot.
In a Tweet posted early today, John Carpenter, the writer and director behind the 1978 slasher, confirmed that he has started scoring the new Halloween movie.
The 2018 reboot marks the first time the filmmaker has been involved in the making of a Halloween film since 1981’s Halloween 2. After not being involved in the franchise for decades, Carpenter came back to the slasher series as executive producer and producer.
We can’t wait to hear what Carpenter comes up with for the upcoming release, especially if it’s as haunting as the original theme song.
Helping us score HALLOWEEN. https://t.co/2cRGSlzeTO
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) June 22, 2018
Details of the upcoming movie have been scarce, but here’s what we know so far.
“The Shape” has finally made his long-awaited return, and besides the nightmares that he’s sure to bring, he’ll also be bringing scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, the shape himself Nick Castle, and the mastermind behind it all, John Carpenter with him.
As we know, the film is set to be a sequel to the 1978 original. With the film being a sequel, it’s reported that the team behind the new slasher will be disregarding the previous films and pick up 40 years after Carpenter’s original story.
Per the film’s official synopsis:
“Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
That’s right, the new film is set to bring audiences back to Haddonfield one more time to see the final battle between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers.
Be sure to watch the Halloween reboot when it hits theaters Oct. 19.