Written by Patti Pauley
Another Halloween movie update for those who can’t sleep tonight! You lucky little insomniacs!
While keeping most of the plot deets under wraps for now, Danny McBride, co-writer of Halloween 2018 (as no title has been officially etched just yet) is dropping tidbits here and there keeping us updated and assured that this movie is absolutely coming. Just a few days ago while promoting this week’s Alien: Covenant release, McBride spoke up about his and David Gordan Green’s vision on how they want to approach the new Halloween film in saying they want to Michael Myers scary again:
“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There’s a lot of room for improvement (laughs). David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original. It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn’t corny and it wasn’t turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed. That stuff to me isn’t scary, I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen. I think it’s much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you’re taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can’t be killed pursuing you.”
Now, another exciting update on this film that not only has John Carpenter’s full blessing but is also serving as executive producer and even hinted at toying with the musical score again, is that the film is scheduled to shoot this Fall of 2017!
In an interview with Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show on Sirius XM, Halloween lover and horror fan Danny McBride revealed that the screenplay is still being worked on but will be ready in time for filming in the glorious setting of Autumn.
“We’ve been cracking away on that. We’re gonna shoot it this fall.”
McBride also firmly stated that the upcoming Myers film is definitely NOT a reboot, but a continuation (as previously reported) of Michael Myers’ story. He also added, that where they choose to pick up from that story, is something we will have to wait and see for ourselves. Man, I hope we don’t have to wait till October 19, 2018 to find out, as I sit here with all the anxieties like Laurie Strode being set up on a blind date with good ole’ Ben Tramer.
“It’s not a reboot, it’s not gonna be a rehash. It’s a continuation of Michael Myers, where we’re choosing to continue it from, you’ll have to see when the movie comes out. I’d already seen all these movies but I’ve really been studying them now, and just thinking about all the people that have been hired to make a Michael Myers movie. Just trying to avoid any mistakes that those people might’ve made. The first Halloween is scary as shit. And the second Halloween is scary, but not as scary. And then from there, it isn’t as scary. And I really think that what happens with it is that he basically becomes Frankenstein. No matter what anyone hits him with, he’s not gonna die. There’s no suspense. We’re just trying to play with that. Make him real. Not make him real by giving him some crazy backstory either. Just getting back to the basics. Even the moment that they made Laurie and Michael Myers siblings, it also makes it not quite as scary. So all that kind of stuff to us… those are the things that took an amazing idea and took it somewhere it wasn’t quite as effective.”
Danny McBride is really making us excited for the return of Myers! When it comes to dropping details on the highly anticipated new Halloween movie reimagining/continuation of sorts- hell, even I’m confused on what to really call it, McBride is coy to give in-depth details on the story still in the works. But who gives a burnt Ben Tramer’s virgin fuckstick about what exactly to call it at this time. We’re getting a new Halloween movie! And we should all be whipping out those old coveralls in a celebratory effort in honor of one of the grandfathers’ of original slasher films!