John Carpenter developing western

He may be famous for such films as Halloween , Escape From New York and Assault On Precinct 13 , but John Carpenter always wanted to make a western. And it seems like he finally might.

“I’m right now working on a little gothic western, we’ll see if we can get it set up,” he told the Fright Night Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.

“I got into this business to make westerns. And I got typecast as a horror director after Halloween. My dream was to have a career in directing movies and so I went where they wanted me to go.”

TF salutes Carpenter’s attempts to get back on the horse, so to speak, especially as back in 2008 he seemed to have given up on the idea.

“I kind of stopped believing in that. You can’t get a western made now. I had a western come along that I liked, but they wanted to turn it into a science-fiction movie!” he told Den Of Gee k with a laugh. “They don’t believe that they can sell a western.”

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