We recently found out from John Carpenter that Danny McBride and director David Gordon Green will be directing the ‘Halloween‘ reboot though McBride has just shared that the film isn’t going to be a reboot after all! This news is a very pleasant surprise for fans of the franchise as just about every announcement that we’ve read so far has said that it would be a reboot. With Carpenter involved it is clear that this will be part of the original films and not the rebooted take on the horror franchise that Rob Zombie had recently put together.
The first word on when in the franchise the film takes place in are a little surprising as McBride shares:
“You know, it’s not a remake. It’s actually, it’s gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. And for our mythology, we’re focusing mainly in the first two movies and what that sets up and then where the story can go from there.”
It isn’t clear if this will be eradicating the third film and beyond from canon or just be telling a story that fits into the timeline from this point on. Let’s be honest; most people don’t watch ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’ when putting on a Michael Myers marathon anyway, though the rest of the films are still enjoyable when viewed by most fans.
For the tone of the movie, it will be in the style of the original two, at least on paper:
“Green and I are definitely going to [do] a straight-up horror. Halloween has always been one of my favorite movies of all time. There’s a simplicity and an efficiency to that first one that I think allows the movies just to be scary as hell. And so Green and I, our approach is to get back to that.”
It will be interesting to see if we get an explanation on how the burned up Myers is back in action after being blown up by Dr. Sam Loomis at the end of ‘Halloween II.’
Either way, a well-done slasher could be the perfect Halloween release for 2018 and if done well, will breathe some fresh life into the franchise.
Are you looking forward to the ‘Halloween’ continuation? Happy to hear that it isn’t a reboot? Share your thoughts below!
‘Halloween’ will return to theaters on October 19th, 2018!
Source: Cinema Blend
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