Danny McBride Updates on New HALLOWEEN

Written by Andrew Pollard Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Movie News

With Danny McBride and David Gordon Green now confirmed to be writing and directing a new Halloween reboot, McBride has given an update on what we can expect from this rejig.

Speaking on The Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show, the actor best known as Kenny F’n Powers said how the plan is to shoot this Fall, and that the film is looking to repair some of the problems that the franchise has had over the decades.

As McBride explained, “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. 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 the continued, “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.”

In fairness, you have to say that McBride is certainly saying the right things so far. And he totally has a point in terms of the effectiveness and scare factor of the franchise as it progressed (even if we’ve totally got a whole lot of love here at Moonbase Alpha for Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers). As for potentially scrapping the sibling relationship between The Shape and Laurie Strode, let’s just say we’re a little on the fence on that idea.

From previous reports and interviews, it’s believed that this new Halloween will likely only use the first two movies as canon in its story. Whether it picks things up directly after Halloween II or whether some time will have passed, we’ll have to wait and see.

What grabbed the attention of most when the news of a new Halloween movie was revealed, was that the iconic John Carpenter was returning to the series. As well as serving as an executive producer, Carpenter has regularly talked up how he may well actually provide the film’s score, too.

At present, this still-to-be-titled new Halloween effort is set for October 19th, 2018.


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