The Michael Myers at the center of Danny McBride & David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” reboot will be – no doubt much to the chagrin of studio accounts – mortal.
The film, previously confirmed to be a sequel to the first two films in the long-running franchise (but skipping over some of the shocking sequels, like that one where he came face-to-face with the determined Paul Rudd and later, Busta Rhymes), will apply the same approach as the originals – fixing on a killer that’s more human than supervillain.
“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone”, actor cum writer McBride, who is co-penning the new film, tells Empire. “There’s a lot of room for improvement. 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.”
The first two films in the “Halloween” series were set across one night so chances are the new film will be too. Whether that means we’ll see new actors playing Laurie Strode and Dr. Loomis..?
Whoever ends up in it, and whatever the story, one thing’s for sure, with original “Halloween” shepherd John Carpenter involved in a producing (and possibly composing) position again, it’s bound to be atleast watchable if not very good.
“Halloween Too” is due October 19, 2018.