Written by Patti Pauley
News has been pretty slow on the front lines regarding the David Gordan Green/ Danny McBride Halloween reboot- I should know, I check every damn day. However, and I knew something would come out on the heels of McBride’s new film Alien: Covenant being released nationally next weekend, we finally have an update today!
Are we all listening?!
While promoting Covenant which drops May 19th, McBride opened up with The Empire Film Podcast on what to expect for next year’s highly anticipated resurrection ( without the Busta Rhymes) of our dear Michael. Not only has he firmly stated prior that the reboot of the franchise will serve as a continuation of some sort of the original two horror masterpieces, but that Myers needs to be scary again in the sense that the slasher needs to go back to his roots of being more as mortal and not so invincible.
“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.”
HALLOWEEN is set to be freed from the slasher cage next year with a scheduled release date of October 19, 2018. The new film will be directed and written by David Gordon Green with Danny McBride on as co-writer. Blumhouse will be producing and John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and even hinted at doing the musical score one more time.
I think it’s safe to be excited for this. Aren’t you?!