John Carpenter has been mighty busy these past ten years, even without directing a film. He’s released three albums with his son Cody Carpenter with a fourth on the way. The recent resurgence in the Halloween franchise has kept him busy with making the music and executive producing those films including the upcoming Halloween Kills. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Carpenter left the door open for a return to the director’s chair. When asked if we would ever see him back to directing, he said this.
You might! I’m working on a couple of things. But I’m not doing anything for a while, until the world comes back and rights itself. It’s insane now. It’s nuts! I’m not going to go out there and get sick.John Carpenter to The Daily Beast
Now, later in the interview he did mention how much of a toll that directing a film takes on someone. So maybe we won’t But this is a classic case of “never say never”. The interview is a killer talk with the master of horror. He goes over some of his recent projects and of course the sort-of dystopian landscape that we live in right now.
It’s stressful, it’s physically difficult, it’s tough, and you have to be a certain kind of human being to love it. And I’m not certain I am. I love it but not in an ego way. Music is a lot more gratifying, in a way, because there it is. It’s right in front of you, and you don’t have to wait until it’s cut together and deal with an armory of people making movies.John Carpenter to The Daily Beast
Either Way, I’m Just Happy To Have Carpenter Around
John Carpenter is my favorite director of all-time, so anything he does, I’ll be enjoying. Whether that’s music for “lost films” or just doing an interview. So hearing his thoughts on current events and what video games he’s playing is pretty awesome. Check out Lost Themes III: Alive After Death when it releases on February 5th!
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Source: The Daily Beast