Jason Blum sat down with Variety and he does not like the label reboot, so what the hell let’s call it a reinvention. You can see the full video below with his reasoning.
“The way to get people interested is to not reboot,” Blum explained to Variety. “The term makes my hair stand up on the back of my neck. What we’re doing with Halloween is, I guess I’ll use the term ‘reinvention.’ Reboot just sounds so corporate.”
He adds: “The way we attacked Halloween was to go after what we’ve done with a lot of other movies. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are not known for horror, Jordan Peele was not known for horror before Get Out, so I think we’ve had a lot of success mixing genres of people – not the movie – the movie’s a straight, scary movie.”
“So I think we’ve got a very, very original voice with David Gordon Green and Danny. And having Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter back in the mix to me was the beginning, and now we’re almost towards the end, we’ve almost finished the movie, and I’m super pleased with how the movie turned out, and I’m grateful that we brought new voices and the original voices together in a strategic way to make what I think is a terrific movie. And fans will have to tell me if they think so too, but I think they will be very happy.”
Here’s the 411 on Blumhouse’s Halloween:
Official Synopsis: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers (Nick Castle), the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green who co-wrote the script with his frequent collaborator Danny McBride. Besides Curtis and Castle, other cast members include James Jude Courtney, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak.
— Variety (@Variety) July 4, 2018