Gordon Green and McBride will write the script together and Gordon Green will direct the project for Miramax, which is targeting a theatrical release on theaters on October 19, 2018.
Carpenter is executive producing and will possibly score the remake. Malek Akkad will serve as producer under his Trancas banner, with Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse Productions along with Gordon Green and McBride via their Rough House Pictures banner.
The original 1978 “Halloween,” featuring knife-wielding villain Michael Myers hacking away at teenagers, has spawned 10 films since generating a total of nearly $400 million in worldwide box office.
Nick Castle originated the role of Myers (a.k.a. The Shape), while Jamie Lee Curtis made her film debut as Laurie Strode, the girl he stalks after escaping from a psychiatric hospital, and Donald Pleasence played Dr. Loomis, who desperately tried to track down his patient.
The 1981 sequel, “Halloween II” featured Myers once again on a Halloween night quest of murder and mayhem. Curtis and Pleasence reprised their roles, but their seemingly unkillable masked stalker was then played by Dick Warlock.
Gordon Green and McBride, who previously worked together on “Pineapple Express” and the HBO comedy series “East Bound & Down,” are repped by CAA.
Carpenter has written, directed, composed and/or edited more than 20 films over the course of his career. Along with “Halloween,” he is best known for “The Thing,” “The Fog” and “Big Trouble in Little China.” He is repped by APA and Stankevich Law.