The horror legend was at a the New York Film Academy and was asked about his thoughts on Rob Zombie’s remake of ‘Halloween.’
The question was first posed about his thoughts on remakes in general in Hollywood, then it was shifted to a remake of one his biggest movies.
Here’s the transcription of that from Uproxx:
He lied about me. He said that I was very cold to him when he told me that he was going to make [Halloween],” said Carpenter. “Nothing could be further from the truth. I said, ‘Make it your own movie, man. This is yours now. Don’t worry about me.’ I was incredibly supportive. Why that piece of sh*t lied, I don’t know. He had no reason to. Why did he do it?
So, frankly, that will color my response to the film,” he continued. “If I take that away, I did not… I thought that he took away the mystique of the story by explaining too much about [Michael Myers]. I don’t care about that. He’s supposed to be a force of nature. He’s supposed to be almost supernatural. And he was too big. It wasn’t normal.
There is another Halloween movie in the works with Carpenter at the helm. Not much is know about a timeline or possible release date.