Master of Horror and legendary filmmaker John Carpenter sat down and gave an interview to Collider while at Cannes to receive the French Directors’ Guild’s Carrosse d’Or Award for creative achievement in filmmaking.
During the interview Carpenter talk about several topics, but one that stood out to horror fiends and fans of his work is that he is looking to get back in the game.
“I’d love to make a little horror film… that would be great. Or a big adventure film.”
It has been almost a decade since his last film The Ward back in 2010, but apparently he is ready to get back in the director’s chair if the conditions were right.
“I don’t have one scheduled but I’m working on things. I made a lot of movies and I got burned out and I had to stop for a while. I have to have a life. Circumstance would have to be correct for me to do it again.”
Even though he doesn’t have anything readily available, he does offer up some thoughts on today’s filmmaking and budget restraints placed on younger directors.
“It would be a project that I like that’s budgeted correctly. Nowadays they make these young directors do movies for $2 million when the movie is written for $10 million. So you have to squeeze it all in there and I don’t want to do that any more.”
Lastly, when Carpenter was asked if he’d do a TV series he replied: “I would do one.”
Being a horror nut, you can imagine the impact John Carpenter’s has had on my love for the genre, and I would love to see him behind the camera again. As much as I would love for him to do more horror, I actually like the idea of him doing a big budget adventure film or even a TV show.
What do you guys think of seeing another Carpenter flick? What kind of project would you like to see from him?