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It wasn’t that long ago that legendary director John Carpenter revealed that the next incarnation of Michael Myers’ story will be penned by the writing team of David Gordon Green and Danny McBride.
Green shares the co-scripting duties with McBride, with Green also in the director chair for the reboot. Carpenter, who directed the 1978 original, is executive producing the project and could possibly score the film.
While speaking with IndieWire the duo spoke a great deal about the upcoming HALLOWEEN reboot.
“We can’t talk for too much about the “Halloween” reboot, but David and I had a long talk with each other about when people do these with movies, where it goes wrong. What pisses me off when it comes to something I like? We all came to the decision that remaking something that already works isn’t a good idea. So we just have a reimagining instead.”
David Gordon Green:
“Jason Blum came to me. I’m a huge horror fan and I’ve never made one. I developed “Suspiria” for several years with Luca Guadagnino, who’s finishing directing it. It’s going to be incredible. I woke up at a hotel and had this email from Jason that said, “Halloween reboot. You get it. What do you say?” I was just like, “What the f*ck does this mean?” I wrote him back and said, “Call me immediately, my body is reacting to this,” because “Halloween” is one of those influential movies that I was never allowed to see and lied about having not seen to my parents for years. It hit all the right taboos, and it had a lore to it. We’re just writing it now.”
McBride adds that: “The coolest part about that was going to John Carpenter and pitching him. If he didn’t like the take, it wouldn’t bode well. He’s one of my biggest heroes. I think we were just so concerned about getting the job that we didn’t think about how f*cking scary that was to go sit down in front of him to tell him how we’d continue the story he’d created. It wasn’t until afterward that I realized, “F*ck, this could go so badly. We’ll be really hurt if he schools us right now.””
It truly will be interesting to see this new HALLOWEEN film, which arrives into theaters on October 19th 2018.