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Mike Flanagan in talks to direct that new Halloween movie

Things are progressing rapidly for that new HALLOWEEN movie that word started spreading about late last night. John Carpenter is involved. Miramax, Trancas International Films and Blumhouse are partnering up to make this happen, and now a director is in talks to get behind the camera to take Michael Myers back into production. Mike Flanagan is in talks with Blumhouse to...
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John Carpenter is producing and may score a new Halloween film

How's this for unexpected but welcome news?! Not only is a new HALLOWEEN film on the way, but the man who originally brought The Shape to life, John Carpenter , is executive producing! Miramax, Trancas International Films and Blumhouse now have the rights to the franchise (Dimension having lost them months ago) and they sought out Carpenter a few weeks back to take part. Blumhouse...
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The rights to Michael Myers and Halloween are up for grabs

Who knows what is going to happen with horror icon Michael Myers and the direction of the HALLOWEEN franchise next? I can tell you it won't be Dimension Films or The Weinstein Company, that's for certain, as word is quickly spreading (via Bloody Disgusting) that they no longer have the rights to the series under their control. They may have started with Michael Myers back in...
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The winner and entries for the 4th annual JoBlo Halloween Costume Contest!

The results are in! The 4th Annual Halloween Costume Contest has proven to be an even better year than last with so many entries. Seriously, you guys do NOT make it easy to choose a winner and that's saying something. Seemed like The Joker, Back to the Future, and Harley Quinn were the main favorites this year (I can only imagine what it'll be like once BVS...
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Exclusive Video: Where It Was Made - John Carpenter's Halloween

We're pleased to welcome you to our brand new web-series, Where It Was Made , in which we'll revisit the actual filming locations for some of the most popular films ever made and see how they're holding up today, all while examining just how these locations were used in the finished film. Our latest episode arrives just in time for All Hallow's Eve with a trip back to...
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Escape From New York remake lands Luther creator to write screenplay

We've known an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake was coming for awhile. 20th Century Fox has been high on getting this project off the ground, and, as we all know, when a studio really wants to do something, come hell or high water, they're making it happen. The key though isn't whether or not it's done at all; it's whether or not it's done well. And today Fox took a nice step in the right...
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Cool Videos: Experience the audience's reaction to Halloween in 1979

A few weeks back we showcased a recording from 1977 that let you experience what it was like to watch STAR WARS when it opened in theaters. Suffice it to say, it was awesome! Personally, I love it when an audience gets into a film, and there's no genre that solicits more audience participation that the horror genre. Today, we have an upload from YouTube user Kyle J. Wood . This is...
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Escape From New York remake lands at Fox; John Carpenter creatively involved

After a tortured history of rights changing and many scripts being passed on, the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake is finally moving forward at 20th Century Fox. The last news we shared surrounding the project, Charlie Hunnam (PACIFIC RIM, Sons of Anarchy), Jon Bernthal (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (THE GUEST, Downton Abbey) were the front runners...
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Script for the next Halloween film is almost complete

The month of October is nearing its apex with Halloween right around the corner (next Friday folks)! In celebration of that fact, a screening of John Carpenter 's classic film was done at the Universal Citywalk in Orlando. In attendance were Mike Aiello, the creative director of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, and Malek Akkad, current producer of the HALLOWEEN series. The two...
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Are these the frontrunners to play Snake in the Escape from New York remake?

As much as you (or Kurt Russell ) may vehemently dislike the fact that an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK reboot is in the works, it looks like it may happen sooner or later (although at this rate, it looks like the latter). Last we heard the film was actually inspired by the fantastic Arkham games, the second of which features a walled-in prison-like city. While Plissken will always be the lead,...
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Producer Joel Silver talks the plan for the Escape from New York reboot

I know many of you arenít too keen on it, but producer Joel Silver still keeps talking up that ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK reboot. First, the reboot was in the hands of New Line until the rights lapsed and Silver alongside Studio Canal snatched them up. Itís been a year, and while weíve been busy trying to even wrap our minds around the idea of someone replacing Kurt Russell as Snake...
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The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat: Escape From New York

This week we are going to take a hard left turn after last week's Back To The Future trilogy chat. That was a ton of fun and full of nostalgia, but this week we are going to go into the gritty side of film. From the master himself, John Carpenter , this week we discuss Escape From New York! Your's truly has been hosting The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat for two...
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