John Carpenter directing The Ward

John Carpenter has signed on to direct ghostly horror pic The Ward.

Yes, while Hollywood moves ahead on “re-imagining” one of his best previous movies (The Thing), Carpenter has agreed to work on the pic for Echo Lake.

Amber Heard – last seen in Pineapple Express- will play a haunted woman trapped inside a mental institution.

Expect Marcus Nispel to be hired to remake The Ward three days after it’s released.

[Source: Variety ]

Are you glad to see Carpenter back behind the camera?