Danny McBride has just dropped a pretty major bombshell regarding the upcoming remake of Halloween. The screenwriter has announced that it will, in fact, not be a remake at all. It will pick up where the second film in the series left off!
McBride spoke with CinemaBlend and provided some specifics on where the film will fit into the franchise timeline.
“You know, it’s not a remake. It’s actually, it’s gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. And for our mythology, we’re focusing mainly in the first two movies and what that sets up and then where the story can go from there.”
McBride also revealed that the upcoming installment will be focused on scares rather than gags.
Green and I are definitely going to [do] a straight-up horror. Halloween has always been one of my favorite movies of all time. There’s a simplicity and an efficiency to that first one that I think allows the movies just to be scary as hell. And so [David Gordon] Green and I, our approach is to get back to that.
McBride is cowriting the film with David Gordon Green, who will be at the helm. The film is slated to hit theaters on October 19th, 2018.
As we previously reported, Blumhouse, Miramax, and Trancas International Films are partnering to produce the next installment in the Halloween franchise. This news was originally reported following the news that Dimension has lost the rights to the series.
Prior to losing the rights, Dimension was in development in a new Halloween film with Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. Halloween 3D was reportedly set to pick up after the events of the second film and would not tie in to Rob Zombie’s reboots. It’s unclear where this new incarnation will take the action but we will keep you apprised as we learn more.
Make sure to stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more updates as they are announced