The long-awaited next movie in the Halloween franchise will finally arrive in theaters in just a couple of days. And it’s a special one. Not just because it brings back original star Jamie Lee Curtis and original Michael Myers/The Shape Nick Castle, but also because the man behind the original, director and co-writer John Carpenter, was once again involved in making the film as an executive producer, creative consultant, and composer.
Obviously those involved with the movie are doing their part to promote it, including Carpenter. And while the focus is mainly on Halloween, other things sometimes come up. During a recent chat, Carpenter hinted at a possible sequel to his 1988 sci-fi horror cult classic They Live. See what he had to say below.
Carpenter was speaking to Den of Geek when he was asked about sequels. This led to They Live. And while Carpenter didn’t have much to say about it, what he did say was intriguing enough. Here’s how the exchange went:
Would you be up for a similar sequel to any of your other films, the way this Halloween is being done? With the right filmmaker in place, the right script in place, would you be up for doing something along these lines?
I don’t know. Let’s see the next proposal. I can’t do a blanket kind of, “Oh, okay. Yes, I’ll do that.” I don’t know, but I’m up for almost anything that involves money. That’s a nice thing. It’s always nice.
If you took something like They Live, for example, given how much worse the world and the political landscape have become in the past 25-30 years, how would you refashion that today?
Well, I’m not gonna tell you about that, because it might be closer to reality than you think.
There was a remake in development.
There was a feature film. It was a feature film called Resistance, written by, oh, the guy who did the Apes movies. Matt Reeves. But then he moved on, and so the sequel is, well, we’ll see. We’ll just have to see.
Carpenter, who hasn’t directed a feature since 2010’s The Ward, was also asked if he would ever direct again. A topic always of interest to his many fans. Here’s what he had to say about that:
I know you said you enjoy staying home now, and you haven’t really had the desire to direct again, but if the right project came along, would you get behind the camera?
Yeah. Sure I would. I would. There are some ideas floating around. But see, I’m working on those. I’m not gonna tell you about them, but yeah, there’s a bunch. There’s a science fiction novel or two I’d love to do. We’ll see.
Again the conversation was mainly about Halloween, but other topics included Godzilla, a Prince of Darkness TV project, and more. Head on over to Den of Geek for the full chat.