John Carpenter, director of horror classics such as Halloween and The Thing would very much like to compose the score to a video game.
In a recent interview with music outlet Consequence of Sound, Carpenter was asked if his love of gaming had had any influence on his work. “I didn’t think of that, but I think there’s a part of me that’s dying to do a game score,” Carpenter said. “But I don’t think anybody will hire me. No one thinks about me to do music for games, that’d be great!”
Carpenter is known not only for the directorial work he’s done for movies, but for the iconic scores he’s helped create for them as well. He recently returned to the Halloween franchise for the recent remake to compose its score.
For a tangentially-related look at when a John Carpenter movie became a game, check out our Replay episode on video game version of The Thing.