The news that John Carpenter is finally returning to the Halloween franchise could be the best thing that's happened to horror since Rob Zombie stopped making Halloween films, but there's just one catch: We still don't know who will direct the highly anticipated sequel.
Carpenter only confirmed that he would work on the new Halloween in the role of executive producer, so naturally, a number of potential candidates have put themselves forward to direct the project, which is easily one of the most anticipated horror films of recent years.
Rumors suggest that Hush filmmaker Mike Flanagan could be in the running, but that hasn't stopped Adam Wingard from throwing his director's hat into the ring, causing a sensation on Twitter this week when he shared a number of Halloween-related images along with a screen grab that proved producer Jason Blum "liked" one of his tweets.
Wingard has always been vocal about his adoration for Halloween, and its influence on his work is clear to see — from the synth score of You're Next to the '80s-inspired thrills of The Guest, so it would be fascinating to see what approach the young director would take.
While there's still no confirmation that Wingard is even in the running for this coveted role, it's hard to think of another horror director working today who would be better suited to resurrect the story of Michael Myers on that fateful night.
Admittedly, Wingard is already busy working on The Woods for Lionsgate and the TV show Outcast for Cinemax, but opportunities like this don't come around every day, so let's hope the prolific filmmaker clears his schedule to direct a new Halloween movie ready for release around October 2017.
For a reminder of Wingard's talent, check out the trailer below to his breakout hit You're Next.