The "Halloween" director, who has co-written the new "Joker: Year of the Villain" comic book, explains the difference between the Clown Prince of Crime and Michael Myers.
John Carpenter has taken to Twitter to confirm that two Halloween sequels will arrive in 2020 and 2021 respectively.
Before he became a master filmmaker in his own right, James Cameron was the "resident genius" of visual effects on John Carpenter's Escape From New York. Watch this exclusive new clip from the new 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD release of the film (out now) to find out how Cameron brought the film to life.
The Fog, Escape From New York, Prince of Darkness, and They Live have all been lovingly restored in 4K using the original camera negatives giving audiences a chance to see the films looking better than ever.
John Carpenter has said that the planned new movie in the 'Halloween' series will disregard all those ropey old sequels.
Stephen King has lead the tributes to the legendary George A Romero, the creator of 'Night of the Living Dead', who has died at the age of 77.
Robert Rodriguez looks set to become the Duke of New York, A-number one. The revered cult filmmaker has entered into talks to call the shots on the long in-development remake of 1981 sci-fi action thriller ‘Escape From New York,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter. Robert Rodriguez is going to direct ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.
Looks like the long in-development ‘Escape From New York’ remake will fall in the latter category. The Wrap have published a synopsis of the new take on John Carpenter’s 1981 sci-fi action thriller, which starred Kurt Russell as grizzled anti-hero Snake Plissken, sent into a post-apocalyptic New York City which has been repurposed as a maximum security prison, with 20 hours to find and rescue the President. Potential spoilers for the ‘Escape From New York’ reboot ahead.
When Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson first announced plans to remake 1986 Kung Fu action comedy ‘Big Trouble in Little China,’ one of the first things he mentioned was his hope to involve both original star Kurt Russell and original director John Carpenter in the project.
Horror legend John Carpenter really isn’t much of a fan of Rob Zombie anymore. And in a video that’s been unearthed by Entertainment Weekly, the veteran helmsman lets loose about the movie director over Zombie’s 2007 remake of ‘Halloween’. – Captain America: Civil War submitted for Oscars consideration – Michael Palin’s heartbreaking tribute to Terry Jones – Sam Neill confirms he’s in Thor: Ragnarok ‘Halloween’ is, of course, a true classic of the genre, made by Carpenter in 1978. ...
The initial ruling ordered studio EuropaCorp to pay €10,000 (just over £7,300) to director Carpenter, a further €20,000 to the writers (Carpenter and Nick Castle), and €50,000 to Studiocanal, the film’s current rights holders. Besson (whose other writer-producer credits include the ‘Taken’ and ‘Transporter’ franchises) appealed the decision, but this did not work out in his favour, as he has now been ordered to pay a total of €450,000 in damages to Carpenter and Studiocanal. By comparison, ‘Escape From New York’ stars Kurt Russell as disgraced war hero Snake Plissken, who is offered a pardon if he rescues the President himself from New York City, which has been refashioned as a maximum security prison.
Iconic director John Carpenter has been reflecting on his breakthrough film ‘Halloween’ - and he doesn’t seem too proud of its legacy. The 1978 horror hit launched Carpenter in Hollywood, and introduced audiences to the now-legendary big screen bogeyman, Michael Myers. Now largely retired as a filmmaker, Carpenter recently got back on board the ‘Halloween’ series as executive producer on a new film to be made by Miramax and Blumhouse Films.
John Carpenter, creator of the original “Halloween” films, will return to the franchise as executive producer on a new production of the iconic horror movie. Miramax and Blumhouse Productions will co-finance development and production. Producers are Malek Akkad under his Trancas banner and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Miramax holds worldwide distribution rights and will... <a href="https://variety.com/2016/film/news/john-carpenter-new-halloween-movie-1201781624/" title="Read John Carpenter Boards New ‘Halloween’ Movie">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Come on, let’s admit it: as far as horror goes, practical special effects are the best because when has a CGI monster ever been scary? Above: The creepy practical effects used in last year’s ‘The Hallow’. For those whose memories have been eroded by years of digital mediocrity, here’s a rundown of some of the greatest and most iconic practical effects monsters to tear it up on the big-screen.
The future of iconic slasher movie series ‘Halloween’ is currently in doubt, as Dimension Films - the genre-based wing of The Weinstein Company (and previously Miramax), who have owned the series for two decades - have now lost the rights. Bloody Disgusting broke the news that Dimension - who had been developing a new film in the series to be entitled ‘Halloween Returns’ - no longer own the property centred on masked maniac Michael Myers, which will now instead be offered up for sale to other studios. Director Marcus Dunstan had been set to helm ‘Halloween Returns,’ having also co-written a screenplay with Patrick Melton.
Earlier this year, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson announced plans to produce and star in a remake of John Carpenter’s 1986 fantasy action comedy ‘Big Trouble in Little China.’
You may have noticed the recent news that a remake of John Carpenter’s 1981 cult classic ‘Escape From New York’ is in the works. Made in France, 2012′s ‘Lockout’ was directed by James Mather and Stephen Saint Ledger, and co-written and produced by French cinema icon Luc Besson (director of ‘Leon,’ ‘The Fifth Element’ and more recently ‘Lucy,’ and producer of the ‘Taken’ and ‘The Transporter’ movies). It starred Guy Pearce as a roguish ex-convict sent on a mission to rescue the President’s daughter (Maggie Grace of ‘Taken,’ who only ever seems to get kidnapped in Besson productions) from a maximum security prison in a space station.
Long in development at 20th Century Fox, a new take on John Carpenter’s dystopian sci-fi thriller has no director or star attached yet, but according to The Hollywood Reporter it now has a writer in the form of Neil Cross. Most notably, Cross is the creator of hit BBC detective series ‘Luther’ starring Idris Elba. Set in the then-far away date of 1997, the 1981 cult classic ‘Escape from New York’ centres on a walled-off New York City which has been repurposed as the one maximum security prison for the entire USA.