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David Gordon Green discusses John Carpenter's new Halloween score

Halloween David Gordon Green James Jude Courtney Nick Castle

David Gordon Green, director of Blumhouse's upcoming HALLOWEEN sequel, and the film's star Jamie Lee Curtis have been making the publicity rounds at the San Diego Comic-Con, and during a recent press event Green went into one of the most interesting and exciting aspects of the new HALLOWEEN that we don't know much about yet - the score being composed by original HALLOWEEN director John Carpenter.

When asked about the use of the classic theme in the film, Green said: 

The original theme by John is certainly the foundation of this movie. He's been composing the music with his son, Cody, and Daniel Davies, so the three of them are working together. And it's fun to be able to figure out, 'When do you want the iconic music, and when do you want the music to be fresh and inventive?' So, that's the balance we're exploring right now."

Green went on to say that parts of the score will be reminiscent of Carpenter films other than HALLOWEEN:

The score also has a bit of CHRISTINE and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA in it."

I look forward to hearing how those nods will fit into the score.

Ignoring the events of every HALLOWEEN film other than the original, the new HALLOWEEN brings Curtis back 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.

Also in the cast are Judy Greer as Laurie's daughter Karen; Andi Matichak as Karen's daughter Allyson; Miles Robbins, Virginia Gardner, Dylan Arnold, and Drew Scheid as Allyson's Haddonfield High classmates; Will Patton and Rob Niter as police officers; Rhian Rees as a character named Dana; and Diva Tyler as a caretaker. Original Michael Myers performer Nick Castle and stuntman James Jude Courtney both wore the mask of the iconic slasher this time around.

HALLOWEEN is scheduled to reach theatres on October 19th.

Extra Tidbit: Are you looking forward to the new HALLOWEEN?

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