Escape from New York, The Thing and Big Trouble in Little China. No one can ever question the mark that John Carpenter has left on the industry. The man has produced so many cult classics, that even if you have never heard of him, you will have felt his presence in some way, shape or form.
With all of this in mind, Carpenter’s work over the past few years has not only been slowing down, the quality has begun to dip. The last film he made was The Ward, released back in 2010, which received what can be politely described as a critical mauling.
However, after a significant absence, it seems Carpenter is coming back to the director’s chair, in the form of four television shows. In a recent interview, Carpenter’s wife, Sandra King Carpenter, stated: “Right now, there’s four series waiting to go to network. As far as I’m concerned, we’ll do all of them. I mean, they’re great, and they’re different from anything that’s out there, and they again push the boundaries of what’s horror”.
“[John] would be directing pilots and we would be executive producing them. There’s sci-fi, there’s horror, there’s one that I guess would be [a] sci-fi-horror futuristic kind of thing. They’re all across the board. I think they’ll fulfill what people expect out of him by also being unpredictable.”
Well, this seems like enough to get any nerd excited. Whether or not we will see all of these projects come to fruition is another thing entirely, but here’s hoping that we will see some of Carpenter’s ideas on the small screen in the near future.
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