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Danny McBride Says John Carpenter Loved the ‘Halloween’ Reboot Pitch!

Danny McBride Says John Carpenter Loved the ‘Halloween’ Reboot Pitch!

We’ve not heard much about Danny McBride and David Gordon Green’s reboot of Halloween since March, but we finally have some more information for you. The script is being co-written by the duo, with Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) set to direct the film. McBride just provided an update on the pitched to John Carpenter-approved reboot, which he loved.

McBride took some time to speak with Empire Film Podcast to promote Alien: Covenant, while revealing that he and Gordon Green plan to make Michael Myers scary again in the Halloween reboot. Apparently, it will be a continuation of the first two original Halloween films.

Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There’s a lot of room for improvement,” McBride joked. “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.

McBride explains, “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.

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.