John Carpenter

‘Escape From New York’ and ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Will Crossover…In a Comic Book

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by Britt Hayes July 12, 2016 @ 2:59 PM
MGM / 20th Century Fox
Two of Kurt Russell’s most iconic movie characters are about to crossover, but it won’t be on the big screen. A new comic book will introduce Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China to Snake Plissken from Escape From New York for a six-issue crossover event that finds both of Russell’s classic action heroes teaming up for a wild adventure. And the best part? John Carpenter — who directed Russell in both films — has given his official approval.

Horror Master John Carpenter Shades ‘Walking Dead’ Stealing From Romero

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 3, 2016 @ 9:11 PM
AMC
Robert Kirkman began The Walking Dead under curiosity of life in the zombie apocalypse after most movies roll credits, but horror icon John Carpenter isn’t impressed with the creator cribbing from George Romero. The Thing and Halloween director believes The Walking Dead has been “milking” its zombie forefathers, and isn’t worth our time

‘Oculus’ Director Reportedly in Talks For New ‘Halloween’ Movie

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by Britt Hayes May 24, 2016 @ 5:35 PM
Dimension
It was just last night that Blumhouse announced plans to make a new Halloween movie with original director John Carpenter serving as executive producer — which is great news, considering Carpenter’s lack of involvement in the franchise’s later years. The studio didn’t say whether the new film will be a sequel or a reboot, but they did say they were going for a more established director, and a new report suggests Blumhouse may have already found one.

Everyone’s Entitled to One Good Scare With These ‘Halloween’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff October 16, 2015 @ 2:01 PM
Despite being one of the most popular horror movie franchises with over ten films, plus comic books, merchandise and even a video game. But director John Carpenter filmed the original for just $300,000. The budget was so tight, most of the actors were asked to wear the own clothes for filming and the iconic Michael Myers mask was purchased for $1.98. That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which catches up with the boogeyman in Halloween.

‘Escape From New York’ Remake Still Happening, Hires ‘Luther’ Creator Neil Cross

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by Britt Hayes October 12, 2015 @ 5:40 PM
MGM
These remakes, reboots, re-whatever-you-want-to-call-them are going to keep happening whether you like it or not. One of the nuttier concepts is the long-developing remake of John Carpenter’s cult classic Escape From New York — the good news is that Carpenter himself is creatively overseeing and executive producing the project, and the other good news is that Luther creator Neil Cross has been tapped to write the screenplay. This thing might turn out okay.

‘Escape From New York’ Remake Moving Forward With John Carpenter Producing

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by Britt Hayes January 13, 2015 @ 7:01 PM
MGM
Last we heard, an ‘Escape From New York’ remake was in the works, with actors like Tom Hardy, Jason Statham, and Charlie Hunnam reportedly being considered to play the role originated by Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s classic 1981 film. The possibility of that remake has now become a reality, as Fox has won the rights to distribute the film, with Carpenter returning to produce and oversee the creative development of the project.