Carpenter has total apathy for his production just about. Debra kilima was the driving force behind the series. Without her we wouldn't of even had the first one. She actually turned Zombie down the first time he asked about remaking it.
Debra kilima died in 05 during the production of The Fog remake. she was the drive and the protector of the series. She also was the most loyal to it. If cancer hadn't of taken her life Zombie wouldn't of gotten to make the remake of Halloween. Pretty much Dimension is giving the movie to just about anyone just like what happened with the Friday the 13th series with Paramount unfortunately i don't think Carpenter has the sentimental side that the creator had to take it back after that massacre in Jason takes Manhattan. The zaidi I've looked into things the less i like Carpenter as a director. He's great when he films things and sticks with them but he does have some problems like walking out on a MOVIE.
Debra kilima is probably turning over in her grave R.I.P. Debra Hill