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Some time ago, Horror legend John Carpenter let the world know that he would be involved in the next installment of HALLOWEEN, and that it would be written 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 project. Carpenter, who directed the 1978 original, is executive producing the film and could possibly score it as well.
Danny McBride appeared as a guest on the Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show and revealed when the next HALLOWEEN will begin shooting:
"We've been cracking away on that. We're gonna shoot it this fall."
McBride also cleared up the confusion about if it is a retelling or a continuation saying:
“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 sh*t. 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.
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.”
Remember that the plan is for the new HALLOWEEN movie to begin shooting this fall. We will continue to keep you updated.
The project is currently scheduled to arrive into theaters on October 19th 2018.