Having been busy at work behind the scenes writing the screenplay for the upcoming Halloween reboot, Danny McBride has opened up about the new installment to Yahoo! Movies. While he has long been a horror fan from an early age, this is an opportunity that the Pineapple Express and Alien: Covenant star could not turn down to bring Michael Myers back to life after a long hiatus.
With Jamie Lee Curtis returning to reprise the role of Laurie Strode, Judy Greer will join the franchise as her daughter. Although that will offer a degree of familiarity to the story, do not expect this 2018 edition to pick up where 2002's Halloween: Resurrection left off, as McBride indicated that it will find a footing from the 1978 original only.
This is the Real Halloween 2.0, But With a Twist
Slated for a premiere on October 19, 2018, Blumhouse are aiming to deliver a title that has a modest budget yet with the scope to create genuine scares. This is how McBride outlined the story.
"We're kind of ignoring all the films past the first one," he remarked. "It picks up after the first one, but it's sort of an alternate reality. It's as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way."
Creator John Carpenter would intimate the very same sentiment in October, arguing that the series spun out of control. This picture will return the iconic slasher figure back to his roots.
"No story left. There was nothing left to say. Boy, was I wrong!" Carpenter said of the sequels. "It's pretending the other sequels didn't happen."
A Halloween Movie By The Fans, For The Fans
McBride wanted to stress that his vision for the film comes from a good place. He has seen where the franchise has succeeded and failed in the past and he wants to learn the lessons from other writers and directors.
"I just hope that we don't f*** it up and piss people off," he admitted. "This is such a diehard fan base. You don't want horror fans being your enemies because they show up at your house with masks on. We are diehard fans of Halloween. We're watching all the sequels and where things have taken left turns here and there that maybe bites for fans, and at least trying to deliver what we would have wanted to see. Hopefully that will line up with most fans."
Even though his background has been focused on comedy, McBride wants this to be a true horror experience.
"I think you should be very scared. I mean, this isn't a comedy at all. I think there was, like, maybe one joke on the page, but the rest is straight horror. So hopefully it gets in people's heads and keeps them up late at night."
Source: Yahoo Movies