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 . 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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