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Danny McBride Says ‘Halloween’ is Shooting This Fall; “It’s a Continuation”

Danny McBride Says ‘Halloween’ is Shooting This Fall; "It’s a Continuation"

Personally speaking, John Carpenter’s Halloween is my favourite horror film ever made. I have so much built up anticipation for Michael’s return in Danny McBride and David Gordon Green’s continuation of the first two original films, it just feels like a dream each time I read their statements, most of which I’ve been saying to myself for years and completely agree with.

The duo is penning the script together, with Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) set to direct the film. McBride took some time out to chat with the guys over at the Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show, revealing that Halloween will begin shooting this fall, and how they plan to fix mistakes from past films and make Michael Myers scary again!

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,” McBride explained. “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.

McBride explains, “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.

Carpenter will executive produce with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and horror specialist Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Gordon Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

Halloween is coming to theaters on October 19th, 2018.