As reported in Joblo It was announced not to long ago that David Gordon Green would be directing a new HALLOWEEN film which he would co-write with Danny McBride. Wait? What? Those guys are known for comedy. Im one of the few people who seen the last reboot in theater, this news doesn’t excite me at all! Defiantly not what I was expecting but knowing John Carpenter would be involved in the project as well is giving me hope. McBride appeared on Empire's podcast recently to discuss how they are planning to bring HALLOWEEN back to basics and make it scary once again saying..
“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There's a lot of room for improvement (laughs). David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we're just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original. It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn't corny and it wasn't turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn't be killed. That stuff to me isn't scary, I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen. I think it's much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you're taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can't be killed pursuing you”
Gordon is also on record saying “So we worked for about three weeks on our take of what we would do, because we weren't even sure if we wanted to do it. I'm the same way, I'll be the first person to go online and bitch about someone rebooting something, like "why are you doing this?" So for us, we were like we have to make sure that this is something we actually would want to see or else it's not worth doing. We came up with a take that we thought was cool, and then we actually went and pitched to John Carpenter, and he loved it, he was into it. It was like insane to have his seal of approval and to have him respond to where we were talking about taking Michael Myers next”
When I first started making films, I was heavily inspired by the Halloween films (in my 13 year old mind, horror movies were the easiest to film without a budget). I made countless shorts hoping one day I get to make an official Halloween film.. at this rate, Im sure its more than possible since they just passing the film to just anyone now.
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