Miramax has officially contracted David Gordon Green to direct the new revival film Halloween . The studio has also set the new film’s potential release date for October 19th 2018.

The franchise creator John Carpenter announced Thursday on his Facebook page the news. Reportedly Gordon Green is teaming up with Danny McBride to write the screenplay.

Gordon Green is known for his work on Stronger, Pineapple Express, and Our Brand is Crisis.

Carpenter is also set to executive produce the film with Malek Akkad for Trancas production studio. Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions will executively produce the new Halloween remake.

Allegedly Gordon Green and McBride will also executively produce the film with their Rough House Pictures studio.

David Thwaites and Zanne Devine will also oversee the project for Miramax, which is co-financing with Blumhouse Productions.

John Carpenter created the first 1978 Halloween by financing with producer Moustapha Akkad. The Halloween film franchise since has grossed over 400 million dollars in the worldwide box office.

The film follows evil murder Michael Myers as he kills a slew of teenage babysitters on Halloween.

The 1978 film begins with Myers killing his older sister on Halloween in 1963. Throughout the film, he plots to murder his long lost little sister Laurie.

In Carpenter’s Facebook post he teased that the new story for the revival film blew him away. He even teased that he might even do the music for the new Halloween.

The new director commented that Carpenter’s Halloween was a monumental horror film experience for me and millions of fans. Gordon stated that it’s an honor to be working with this creative team to carve a new path for Michael Myers.

McBride commented that he and David are thrilled to step outside their comedic collaborations and dive into horror. He also stated this time no one will be laughing.

McBride and Gordon Green have previously worked together on Pineapple Express and HBO’s East Bound & Down.

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