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John Carpenter says he’ll be involved in a new reboot of The Thing

The cult director and composer also has new music on the way

The legendary filmmaker and composer John Carpenter has confirmed that he’ll be involved in a proposed reboot of his 1982 cult classic The Thing

The director broke the news in a virtual interview that was part of Fantasia Film Festival, which began on Thursday (August 20) and saw him honoured with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Specifically, Carpenter revealed that he’s been talking about the reboot with Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, the production company behind BlacKkKlansman, Get Out, and the upcoming Halloween sequel, Halloween Kills (which also involves Carpenter as a composer).

Carpenter, however, doesn’t offer any more details about whether the rebooted version of The Thing will be a sequel, prequel, or a remake, adding that the project is still “down the road”.

Elsewhere in the interview, the filmmaker also provides an update on his music, confirming that his latest album, Lost Themes III – a follow-up to his second studio album from 2016, Lost Themes II – is due to arrive in February 2021.

Watch the full Fantasia Film Festival interview below.