Halloween is to return to cinemas with a new movie co-produced by horror movie specialists Blumhouse.
"We're thrilled to announce that Michael has found a new home at last - thanks to the efforts of Blumhouse founder/CEO Jason Blum, Halloween franchise producer Malek Akkad, Miramax and Trancas International Films, who have just announced a team-up of historic proportions to bring a new Halloween to the big screen," reads the Blumhouse blog.
Furthermore, Halloween creator John Carpenter has signed on as executive producer and creative consultant.
"Halloween needs to return to its traditions," Carpenter said. "I feel like the movies have gotten away from that... Michael is not just a human being; he's a force of nature, like the wind. That's what makes him so scary."
"Halloween is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies," Blum said, "and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together. We cannot wait to find and collaborate with the right filmmaker to give Halloween fans the movie they deserve."
The film will be made on a modest budget, with announcements regarding script, cast and crew forthcoming.