HATCHET's Adam Green Interested in New HALLOWEEN; Suggests Pitch

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 16 February 2015

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Modern horror fave Adam Green has seemingly thrown his hat into the ring to helm the next HALLOWEEN movie. We spoke to the writer/director to promote his upcoming DIGGING UP THE MARROW, and he went on to reveal how he’d handle Michaels Myers.

Having created Victor Crowley for the HATCHET series, when asked about which other horror icon he’d like to get his hands on, Green revealed, “Michael Myers. I want HALLOWEEN bad. Finally they have writers [Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan]. I love them dearly and I think that if anybody can try to fix this, it’s them. I’ve been brought in to meet before, for all these years where they thought they were gonna do it then it wouldn’t happen. But I would love to do a HALLOWEEN movie. It’s my favourite holiday, it’s my favourite of the franchises. I love Freddy, I love Jason, I would just really love to do a HALLOWEEN movie. All you’ve gotta do is make a good Michael Myers movie, that’s it!”

When then probed the ever-important question of what Green would do with the legendary Michael Myers. “If it was up to me,” he said, “I would start the movie with some teenage girls at a sleepover in Haddonfield telling ghost stories. One quick ghost story, another quick urban legend, and then somebody says ‘Do you know about the boogeyman?’ Maybe some of them know, one of them definitely doesn’t because they’ve just moved there or whatever. Then they tell the story in one minute, and it’s the story of the original movie. Then Michael Myers turns up, kill those girls, you get your opening scene kill, and then in your opening credits montage you see pictures of Donald Pleasance, see pictures of Jamie Lee Curtis. Erase everything else that’s happened until now, but the whole lore is that you don’t know when he’ll come back to Haddonfield, you don’t know why, but this Halloween he came back again. That’s it."

Green added, “Then have a good story, good characters, and good actors, and good kills, and shoot it like Carpenter did the first one. Dread, suspense. Hatchet isn’t about dread or suspense, it’s about over-the-top, it’s about ridiculous, it’s about just go-go-go. But HALLOWEEN would need to be handled differently. For me, that’s the HALLOWEEN movie I wanna see. And I wanna see the original mask, the original overalls, and I’d wanna get rid of the cult, the Thorn, and the family. It’s just Michael Myers, that’s it. Give us what we want.

Whether Green ends up with the HALLOWEEN gig, that remains to be seen. We’d certainly be interested to see how he handles The Shape, and whatever happens to Michael and the franchise next it needs to be handled by somebody who has an affinity towards the character.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our full interview with Adam Green, in which DIGGING UP THE MARROW, HATCHET, the horror genre, and a whole host of other topics were covered. DIGGING UP THE MARROW is released in the UK on June 15th.


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0 #3 James 2015-02-22 16:39
Jeff Burr or Kevin Tenney? No offense, I like some works from both of them, but they're not very relevant anymore. Green would be a great choice fro the new Halloween film.
+1 #2 John 2015-02-22 04:36
This guy gets it. Hope he gets hired.
-3 #1 Steven Millan 2015-02-16 20:37
Adam Green directing a HALLOWEEN film ?! God,No !!! I'd rather see Eli Roth or even the likes of Jeff Burr,Anthony Hickox,and Kevin Tenney tackle it than Green,whose HATCHET films are merely terrible. Somebody from somewhere sorely needs to buy the HALLOWEEN franchise off from the Weinstein Brothers and Malek Akkad and and give it to someone that's gihly qualified to handle it rather than the massive mess that the Weinsteins,Akka d,and Rob Zombie have sadly left us for the last 20 years.

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