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Danny McBride on improving the Halloween series

05.12.2017by: Mike Sprague
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I knew it! It was only a matter of time. News has been slow on the David Gordon Green/Danny McBride HALLOWEEN front lately, but with McBride out and about promoting the hell out of Ridley Scott's new ALIEN flick ALIEN: COVENANT, he was bound to start spitting some words about Michael Myers.

Turns out he dropped some new info while a guest on the Empire Podcast. In the interview, McBride talks about improving the HALLOWEEN series, and the biggest bit of new info - their Michael Myers may not be supernatural and/or unkillable.

Danny McBride on HALLOWEEN:

Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There's a lot of room for improvement (laughs). David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we're just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original. It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn't corny and it wasn't turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn't be killed. That stuff to me isn't scary, I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen. I think it's much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you're taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can't be killed pursuing you.

McBride on his and Gordon Green's take:

So we worked for about three weeks on our take of what we would do, because we weren't even sure if we wanted to do it. I'm the same way, I'll be the first person to go online and bitch about someone rebooting something, like "why are you doing this?" So for us, we were like we have to make sure that this is something we actually would want to see or else it's not worth doing. We came up with a take that we thought was cool, and then we actually went and pitched to John Carpenter, and he loved it, he was into it. It was like insane to have his seal of approval and to have him respond to where we were talking about taking Michael Myers next.

So I'm right in pointing out that McBride basically just came right out and said the new Michael Myers will not be a supernatural being that can't be killed, right? Now you might say, "He was never meant to be that" and I would agree, but it seems to be a big point to McBride that Myers isn't the boogeyman.

But I think that might be me taking his words a bit too far. We'll just have to wait and see what we get via Green and McBride next Halloween. Oh, that's a good title. NEXT HALLOWEEN. Called it.

HALLOWEEN is set to be directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green and Danny McBride. Blumhouse will be producing and John Carpenter is on board as executive producer.

HALLOWEEN is set to be released October 19th, 2018.

The hell with it, bring back Danielle Harris again!

Extra Tidbit: What is your favorite HALLOWEEN sequel?
Source: Empire Podcast

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