Tag Archives: John Carpenter

New “Halloween” movie trailer is out… Michael Myers is back and so is the original Laurie Strode…

The new “Halloween” movie trailer dropped this week and I got goosebumps watching it! Looks fucking awesome, I would say! I’m a huge Halloween fan. I’ve seen all of the movies… even the two Rob Zombie “Halloween” films.

Some of you may ask, why was this new movie made??? Well, John Carpenter always had a pure dislike for the sequels that came after the original Halloween and if you do a little google research, Carpenter had some negative things to say about Rob Zombie’s two “Halloween” films. The studio Blumhouse/Miramax were in development of a new Halloween film and they brought John Carpenter in to help out with the script some. John Carpenter also scored the music for the new movie as well. Carpenter didn’t like all the other Halloween movies and he wanted Michael Myers to be more frightening than the Rob Zombie version.

So this film wants to ignore everything else about Halloween (sequels/remakes) and this new film is going to be a direct sequel of the Carpenter’s 1978 original. This means that Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode and Nick Castle is back as Michael Myers.

In this trailer, I loved how they honored Dr. Loomis by showing a drawing of him so that was a nice tribute to Donald Pleasance. Just to remind you, Donald Pleasance passed away in 1995 so obviously he won’t be able to come back, but I’m sure he gets mentioned a lot and I’m pretty sure there might be a few Dr. Loomis flashbacks from the original movie.

I’m excited for this film and I can’t wait. As long as John Carpenter was involved with this film, I’m sure it’ll be really good. Hopefully this movie does well in the box office and I’m sure it will. It could be a box office smash.

Kev

Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode for the fifth and final time in new “Halloween” movie…

There have been a new Halloween movie in the works for a long while now. It has been announced last year by Miramax and Blumhouse studios with John Carpenter executive producing the film. The new Halloween film will not be a reboot, and it will not have anything to do with the Rob Zombie films at all. In fact, the new Halloween film will be a continuation of the original series. This will be the 9th Halloween film that will continue after Halloween: Resurrection (released in 2002). The new film will be directed by David Gordon Green. Jamie Lee Curtis is also set to reprise her role as Laurie Strode for the fifth and last time as this will be the final film of the original series.

Read more here:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/jamie-lee-curtis-returning-halloween-franchise-1039687

Interesting. Wondering how this is all gonna end? Will Michael Myers finally be dead once and for all or will Laurie Strode get killed off? This is horror so anything is possible. Maybe neither one will happen, and they could come up with a different ending that will shock people.

Will the new Halloween movie use the main theme for the opening title? They probably will. I really do hope John Carpenter will score the music for the film as well ’cause that would be awesome.

I have seen all the Halloween movies, even the two Rob Zombie films he did. They can make as many Halloween films as they please but nothing will top the first one. The first one is a classic. That film I’ll never get tired of watching over and over again; although, I do think Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers would have to be the best one of the sequels.

Kev

 

New “Halloween” film to start filming in July…

Dimension announced that a new Halloween film is returning to the big screen and filming will begin in July. The title of the next installment will be, “Halloween Returns” and the script was written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan who wrote many of the “Saw” sequels. The film will also be directed by Marcus Dunstan.

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3349277/directing-halloween-returns-exclusive/

The story is gonna be a standalone film — in which it won’t have anything to do with the original series or the two Rob Zombie films… here is the plot:

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3349227/michael-myers-resurrected-halloween-returns/

I’m sure Dimension really wanted Rob Zombie back but I remember Rob saying he would never do “Halloween 3”. I guess he wanted to move on from it. He wouldn’t tell us why…

http://screenrant.com/rob-zombie-halloween-3-pauly-18980/

So since Rob isn’t coming back for the next one, Dimension decided to come up with their own story.

I wonder what the Michael Myers mask is gonna look like for the next one? I hope they bring the original William Shatner mask back… I don’t want the Rob Zombie mask.

I know the two Rob Zombie films weren’t everyone’s favorite but I’m probably one of the very few who loved Rob’s two “Halloween” films. Yeah I loved them both! It’s kind of too bad he doesn’t want to come back to 3 but I understand how he wants to move on and do his own thing. Maybe it is best they move on without Rob since “Halloween II” didn’t do so well in the box office.

This new movie will probably come out next Halloween, not this year. Hopefully they do a good job with it.

Kev

Yes, a “Big Trouble In Little China” remake is coming and Dwayne Johnson is the new Jack Burton!!!

Some interesting movie news just came out today that Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock is in negotiations to star as the new Jack Burton in the “Big Trouble In Little China” remake. I’m sure many of you have seen the 1986 original with Kurt Russell in the leading role and the original was directed by the legendary, John Carpenter!

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/dwayne-johnson-big-trouble-in-little-china-remake-cast-1201509737/

“Big Trouble In Little China” is one of my favorite films and would make an interesting remake. This film deserves an updated version, taken place in our present time.

Some of you may go, “Oh no, not another remake”. Don’t worry. Knowing how strict John Carpenter is about remakes, he won’t allow the “Big Trouble” remake to make it exactly like his version at all. I remember when Rob Zombie asked Carpenter that he wanted to remake the first “Halloween”, Carpenter was all cool with it as long as he made it a different film and not make it exactly like Carpenter’s. I would think Carpenter would want the same for this remake.

I like the Rock as an action star. I’m interested on how they’re gonna pull this remake off.

Kev

Film Of The Day: Big Trouble In Little China

This is one of my favorite old school action movies from the 80’s, “Big Trouble In Little China” starring Kurt Russell. Also, directed by John Carpenter. It’s an action movie and comedy both at the same time.It tells the story of a trucker named, Jack Burton, who agreed, to pick up Wang Chi’s fiance at the airport. Of course, she gets kidnapped by this man named Lo Pan because she has green eyes and he needs someone with green eyes, so he can regain his physical form. Jack also gets his truck stolen. So Jack, had no choice but to rescue this woman from Lo Pan, and try to get his truck back.

This film is what I call a classic, and it’s one of those movies that you must see, in order to call yourself a true movie buff. Everyone should know about this film, and if you haven’t, then you don’t know your movie history like you think you do. I think it’s one of Carpenter’s best films. It’s another one of those movies I can watch over and over, and never get tired of it. This movie is so entertaining. I really hope Hollywood doesn’t remake this flick, ’cause the film would be so hard to copy. Kurt is a badass in this one too. If you haven’t seen it, do so, soon!

Kev

The Brock’s Horror Film Pick #1: John Carpenter’s “Halloween”…

Usually, every year, I would do a top 15 horror film list in the month of Oct., to recommend horror flicks for readers to see on Halloween. I just thought of a better plan. Instead of doing the typical yearly top 15 list, I thought I would do something different. Something a little better. I thought it would be cool to post one video a day of a favorite horror film of mine. One video a day, of a different film, leading up to Halloween Day itself on Oct. 31st.

Tonight, I’ll start off with this one, John Capenter’s “Halloween”, 1978 film with Jamie Lee Curtis. This is my favorite horror flick of all time, I watch it every year Halloween night. You learn something new every time you watch it. This film is indeed a classic. It’s definitely one of those films you can watch over and over again, and never get tired of it.

Enjoy the best scene of the whole film.

Kev

Report: John Carpenter to do his take on Dracula, Hilary Swank will star!!!

Horror legend, John Carpenter is planning to direct his own remake of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” with “Fangland” which is a novel written by John Marks. Carpenter to do another vampire movie again? Just to remind you, this isn’t the first time Carpenter did a vampire film. The first vampire film he did was “Vampires” back in 1998 that starred James Woods in the leading role. In “Fangland”, it’ll be about Dracula taken place in our current time. Hilary is set to play Evangeline Harker, who plays a TV producer similar to a news magazine like, 60 Minutes.

More on it here:

http://www.collider.com/2010/06/06/director-john-carpenter-heads-to-fangland/

It’ll be great to see Carpenter back on the big screen! The last film he did was “Ghost of Mars” back in 2001. Big Carpenter fan here! Hopefully this vampire flick will be better than that piece of shit, “Daybreakers”.

Kev

Report: Rob Zombie finishes filming “H2″…

Well, that was quick. Rob Zombie finishes filming his next Halloween sequel, “H2”. He explains, this is even more brutal and intense. It is not a remake of “Halloween II”, it is completely Rob Zombie’s story, an original. He explains that Michael Myers does not wear the mask throughout most of the movie, I’ll imagine Michael picks up the mask toward the end of the film.

The cast from the first one is back with some new additions such as Margot Kidder and “Weird Al”  Yankovic. “H2” is slated for a release date, August 28th this summer.

More on it here:

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=117985

Sweet, looking forward to it.

Kev

Report: Nicolas Cage and John Carpenter team up for “Scared Straight”…

Actor Nicolas Cage and legendary horror film director John Carpenter are in final negotiations with Nu Image/Millenium to make a prison thriller titled “Scared Straight”.

The “Scared Straight” synopsis is about a young teenage boy who is sent to an adult prison who is sentenced there for a short period of time. While the teen serves his sentence in an adult prison, a riot breaks out and prison inmates hold him hostage. Nic Cage plays a prisoner who is serving a life sentence (that’s what being a “lifer” means) and he is forced to rescue the troubled teen from the other prisoners.

Nicolas Cage is currently filming “Bad Lieutenant” remake which also stars Val Kilmer and Eva Mendes.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i7208006e0cd86469299b9b1b8127609d

Hmmm, Cage in a prison film again? Remember the film “Con Air”? That was one of my favorite films of his.

A lot of people don’t really care for Nicolas Cage but I like the guy a lot. He’s very enjoyable and he’s a good actor.

He’s a busy hard working actor who never seems to stop. It’s about time he’s got the opportunity to team up with John Carpenter when that should have happened a long time ago! This film is gonna be fuckin’ sweet!

Kev