Following John Carpenter’s announcement yesterday that David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express) and Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant, Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals) will write the new Halloween movie which Green will direct, today we have our first hint of what we can expect, from McBride himself!
CinemaBlend caught up with McBride to talk about the Blu-ray release of his HBO series Vice Principals, but they got some pretty exciting quotes regarding the new Halloween movie, including the fact this film will not be another remake, but rather a continuation of the events that happened in the first two films in the franchise, Carpenter’s 1978 original Halloween its own 1981 sequel Halloween II.
According to the report, McBride says: “You know, it’s not a remake. It’s actually, it’s gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. And for our mythology, we’re focusing mainly in the first two movies and what that sets up and then where the story can go from there.”
He goes on to add: “Green and I are definitely going to [do] a straight-up horror. Halloween has always been one of my favorite movies of all time. There’s a simplicity and an efficiency to that first one that I think allows the movies just to be scary as hell. And so Green and I, our approach is to get back to that.”
Are you getting excited yet?
David Gordon Green will direct from a screenplay by he and McBride. As previously announced, Carpenter will executive produce with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Zanne Devine and David Thwaites will oversee for Miramax, which is co-financing with Blumhouse.
Created in part by the multiple award-winning and legendary filmmaker Carpenter and financed by producer Moustapha Akkad in 1978, Halloween has gone on to become one of cinema’s most iconic horror franchises with a total of ten films that have generated over $400 million in worldwide box office.
From John Carpenter via his official Facebook page:
So you say you want a Revolution? You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again? Well so do I.
So here’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for:
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team. David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed.
David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and…WOW. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away.
I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool.
And you’ll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018.
David Gordon Green said: “John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ was a monumental horror film experience for me and millions of film fans. It’s an honor to be working with this creative team to carve a new path in the tale of Michael Myers.”
Danny McBride said: “David and I are thrilled to step outside of our comedic collaborations and dive into a dark and vicious horror. Nobody will be laughing.”
Malek Akkad said: “It’s been a long journey with many starts and stops, but I can honestly say that I’ve never been more excited than by the team that we have assembled for the new ‘Halloween’. I truly feel this film will thrill fans, old and new, as well as being a high point in this legendary franchise.”
Here we go! As I’m sure you are well aware, 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of John Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween.
The new Halloween is scheduled for theatrical release on October 19, 2018.
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