Halloween is a very tricky franchise to get just right. You have to even out the tension and suspense with the sheer brutality and violence that is inherent in the franchise and when the time came to make another Halloween film before they settled on David Gordon Green, there was another name that was being passed around the offices of Blumhouse – Mike Flanagan.
And according to an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Flanagan is rather pleased with not being at the front of the newest Halloween because he’s already created his homage to the John Carpenter classic with his Netflix film, HUSH.
When asked, Flanagan said;
“Jason Blum called me once and asked me that. I tried to come up with a take for a minute when Blumhouse got Halloween. The answer to that is, I would do Hush. In a lot of ways, Hush is my Halloween. I found my notes for that very brief period of time when I was trying to come up with a take on Halloween because Jason had said, ‘Hey, if you want to do this we can probably figure something out.’”
But he is more than relieved that it didn’t come to pass saying:
“I’m glad that I didn’t and so glad it did not come to me because the only note that I had scribbled over three days of brainstorming was ‘Dr. Loomis a woman?’ That’s as far as I got on Halloween. They made the right call in not trusting the franchise to me. In a lot of ways, Hush was my riff on the beautiful, simplicity, silence, tension, suspense that Halloween is. All of my love for Carpenter’s film is poured into that. If Hush didn’t exist, and I was doing Halloween, it would look a lot like Hush.”
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