The best news of the week came when John Carpenter announced, via Facebook, that the latest reboot of the Halloween franchise was finally moving forward with Danny McBride penning a script and David Gordon Green in the director’s chair. The Master of Horror also all but confirmed he will be on board as a producer and to score the film. To recap that news from yesterday:
Carpenter: So here’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for: David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team. David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed. David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and…WOW. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away. I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool. And you’ll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018.
Speaking to CinemaBlend.com earlier today, McBride let loose a ton of details, most notably that Halloween 2018 will not be a remake—it’s a sequel.
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.
My colleague Nick Younker, who contributes to Horror Freak News, as well as Inquisitr and his own Fogstow Jamison Press, has analyzed McBrides comments thoroughly and believes the story will essentially undo Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Witch has always been the black sheep of the franchise, but in recent years has experienced a cult resurgence.
What Danny McBride said about the new Halloween kind of cancels out each theory while making the next one more plausible. McBride says it’s not a remake, but then later says he will start with the first two movies and essentially let the continuity play out after that, which essentially makes it Halloween III.
Therefore, if the new Halloween picks up where Halloween II left off, then it is essentially Halloween III and thus constitutes itself as a remake (of a sequel). That also makes the new Halloween a sequel (Part III) and it also reboots the Halloween franchise
What do you think about today’s news Horror Freaks? Are you excited for the return of Michael Myers in 2018? Sound off in the Comments section!