Though David Gordon Green may have served as director on the new Halloween movie, fans of the series have been quite jazzed over how John Carpenter’s been more hands on with this installment than any other in the franchise in some time. Not only that, but Nick Castle, one of the men who donned the mask in the 1978 original, came back to shoot some scenes for the much talked about sequel. Granted, James Jude Courtney portrays Michael Myers for most of the picture, but have to admit Castle’s brief return is pretty cool nonetheless.
Well, believe it or not, Carpenter and Castle may soon resurrect a creative venture of a much different sort, as the latter said the following in a recent chat with ComicBook.com:
“Well, I had lunch with John last week, and I said, ‘How’s it going on this tour?’ He was telling me about it, and he said, ‘You know we’re going to end at the Palladium here in Los Angeles?’ He said, ‘Maybe we need to get the Coupes together. I looked at him, ‘Was he kidding?’ He didn’t tell me. I said, ‘I don’t know if we can carry off that song anymore, the pipes aren’t that strong,’ but we’ll see.”
If you’re unfamiliar with what’s being discussed, The Coupe De Villes were a band that both Castle and Carpenter were in many moons ago. And even if their group’s name doesn’t ring a bell, you’re still likely familiar with them thanks to the theme from Big Trouble in Little China, a tune that’ll inspire anyone to run into the mystic night.
Of course, there’s no guarantee of such a thing coming to fruition, but anyone potentially fortunate enough to enjoy a performance of that song live will be envied by this writer. Really, that’d have to be up there with seeing Tim Cappello of The Lost Boys fame busting out his sax for his rendition of “I Still Believe.”
Halloween arrives in theaters on October 19th. For more, be sure to check out our review.