Well, this is somewhat surprising.
David Gordon Green, known for films such as George Washington, Pineapple Express, Your Highness and Joe, will be directing and co-writing a new Halloween film for Blumhouse and Miramax. Attached to co-write the screenplay is none other than Danny McBride, who’s worked with Green on Eastbound & Down, Red Oaks and Vice Principals.
“So you say you want a Revolution? You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again? Well so do I,” Carpenter posted.
“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.”
Carpenter also hinted that he may be providing the film’s score.
Green and McBride are certainly unexpected choices, which is why they could just be the perfect duo to bring a new iteration to the screen. McBride’s step from comedy to horror marks a similar move to that made by Jordan Peele, whose horror film Get Out is earning great early reviews.
“David and I are thrilled to step outside of our comedic collaborations and dive into a dark and vicious horror,” McBride said in a statement. “Nobody will be laughing.”
Added Green: “John Carpenter’s Halloween was a monumental horror film experience for me and millions of film fans. It’s an honor to be working with this creative team to carve a new path in the tale of Michael Myers.”
The new Halloween is scheduled to open in the US on October 19, 2018. We’ll be on the search for more details as they come to light. Stay tuned…