The Internet has been rife with rumours that John Carpenter will return to write and/or direct the next HALLOWEEN movie, tentatively titled HALLOWEEN: BLOODLINES. But Carpenter during a recent chat with FANGORIA, said it was news to him.
“No one has talked to me about writing or directing the next HALLOWEEN,” the director tells us. “And even if they did, I don’t know if I would be inclined to write another one. A lot would depend on what they [Trancas International] are offering. To be perfectly honest, I don’t really want to do a sequel to HALLOWEEN. I did it once. There’s really nothing left to tell.” He further reveals that he was offered the opportunity to direct HALLOWEEN: H20, but turned it down. “They wanted me to do H20 for peanuts, and I said, ‘I work for more than that.’ ”
Carpenter additionally notes that a pet project in the pipeline, THE 13TH APOSTLE (see details here), is on hold. “That’s one I might direct, but it’s all a matter of whether they have enough money to make the movie right and if they have enough to pay me.” And he adds that, all rumors aside, he has never had a beef with HALLOWEEN honcho Moustapha Akkad. “I have no problem with the Akkads. They pay me a whole lot of money every time they make one of those things.”