John Carpenter Could Score David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Reboot

The Playlist | 9/13/2017 | Oliver Lyttelton
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Curiously, given that he’s better known as a director, and hasn’t scored a movie in sixteen years, few have had more influence on 21st century film scores than John Carpenter. The synth-heavy approach on the horror master’s movies was unfashionable for a long time, but a new wave of genre pictures like “It Follows,” “The Guest” and the like have turned heads with their Carpenter-evoking scores, even leading to a resurgence of interesting in the helmer’s music, leading to him releasing a couple of albums and playing music festivals.

But so far, Carpenter himself hasn’t returned to the keyboard for film work — his only movie in the past decade, “The Ward,” had a score by Mark Killian rather than the director himself. But hopefully, that’s about to change, with Carpenter potentially returning to the franchise that made him famous.

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Eyebrows were raised earlier this year when it was announced that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride were writing a new “Halloween” movie together, with Gordon Green directing. But word was that Carpenter was on board with the idea, and a tweet from Jason Guerrasio (via Slash Film), who spoke with the “Stronger” helmer at TIFF, suggests that’s very much still the case, and that Carpenter could actually score the film. “Carpenter has seen the script, given notes, digs it. Still wants to do...
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