It was confirmed by John Carpenter himself via his official Facebook page. The film will be written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. David Gordon Green will also take the direction duties. It all is already confirmed and you can read an interview with writer Danny McBride about it here. That is undoubtfully very good news, specially because John Carpenter haven’t been involved in any Halloween title since he produced Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). We must remember John Carpenter was the creator of the whole Halloween franchise, when this little film written, produced and directed by him Halloween (1978) hit the theatres and our lives. And nothing in the genre of horror or slasher films was the same ever again.
This wil be the first horror movie by director David Gordon Green. Perhaps this name doesn’t ring a bell, but his is one of the funniest action crime movies of the past decade Pineapple Express (2008). Nevertheless, many people have raised an eyebrow when it was made public that he would be the one in charge of this new Halloween installation. I have to admit exceptism is sustained, I myself don’t see clear this assignment, but we all should agree John Carpenter deserves all the credit in the world and if he is taken the position of executive producer giving his blessing to this new Michael Myers adventure, we must at least take the benefit of doubt. After all it’s the true Master of Horror who we are talking about, right?
It is announced that this new Halloween movie will be placed after the second sequel Halloween II (1981), that marked the last appearance of 2 of the main actors in the original films, Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence (although he was later back in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and on with his classic role Dr. Sam Loomis). What is yet unknown is the film’s plot and if there will be a search for other actors to play those 2 original roles.
Filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have stated that their goal is to make the most scary film of the franchise, which is always something the fans want in these kind of films. Come on, I’m craving for good insane slashing performed by Michael Myers, who wouldn’t? So, for the moment, let’s just get happy because Halloween is back again by the hand of John Carpenter.
Check out the trailer for classic Halloween (1978), and let the nostalgia and true fear embrace you: