Danny McBride Speaks About ‘Halloween’ and Getting Carpenter’s Approval

Following John Carpenter’s announcement that David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express) and Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals) will write the new Halloween movie and Green will direct, today McBride participated in an Alien Day Q&A panel to promote his new role in Alien: Covenant which was live streamed, where he was inevitably asked about getting Halloween job.

While no there’s no new news to his comments, he does refer to himself as a “massive fan” of the Halloween franchise.

During today’s Alien: Covenant panel, McBride recounted, “One of my frequent collaborators and good friends David Green got approached to direct a new Halloween basically, and he knew I was a massive fan of the series, so he asked if I wanted to write it with him and produce it. So we came up with our take and we actually went and met John Carpenter and had to pitch it to him. And he dug what we had to pitch and gave us the seal of approval to commence.”

McBride has previously stated that the new Halloween movie will not be another remake, but in a more recent interview with IndieWire he called the film a “reimagining”.

David Gordon Green will direct from a screenplay by he and McBride. John Carpenter will executive produce and may also score the film, 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.

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.

Keep watching this site for updates on the return of Michael Myers and the all the latest news on the next Halloween movie!

Team 'Halloween', Jason Blum, Malek Akkad, David Gordon Green, and Danny McBride.
Team ‘Halloween’, Jason Blum, Malek Akkad, David Gordon Green, and Danny McBride.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.