2017 has been an emotional roller coaster for horror fans since a new Halloween film was announced. However skeptical fans were upon hearing that the minds behind the sequel are David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, the consensus remains that the return of Michael Myers is something we want to see. In recent weeks, we learned that Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to play Laurie Strode one final time, Judy Greer is in talks to play her daughter, and, per John Carpenter, that the film will be ignoring ALL of the sequels- a decision that sparked much debate among fans of the franchise.
Speaking with Yahoo, scribe Danny McBride confirmed that the film will, in fact, ignore each of the sequels that came before it, adding that, “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.”
Read that last sentence again.
In the interview, McBride also spoke about the initial Halloween pitch:
“I’m a humongous Halloween fan, so when David and I got approached about doing this from Blumhouse [the studio behind Get Out], the first thing David and I said was, ‘We’ll come up with a take, but we have to pitch it to [franchise creator John] Carpenter. If he’s not interested, we’re definitely not into making this.’ And [executive producer] Jason Blum was totally on board with that. That’s exactly what he wanted to do anyway. So we came up with our pitch. We pitched to Carpenter, and he was into it, which kind of blew David and me away, but I still think nobody was really talking about Jamie. … I think everyone was kind of on the mindset of it’d be a grab to get her, but no one really knew if we would be able to. So Dave and I just busted our ass on this script to really make that Laurie Strode character something she wouldn’t be able to say no to. When we finished the script, we sent it to her, and she said she was in. So we just flipped out. We were over the moon about her involvement.”
McBride went on to say that he hopes himself and Green don’t “f*** it up and piss people off.” Whether or not this endeavor will be successful remains to be seen, but we sure are rooting for them.
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