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Danny McBride says that Halloween will be a sequel, not a remake

02.10.2017

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Just yesterday John Carpenter made the rather surprising announcement that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride had signed on to write and direct the upcoming remake of HALLOWEEN. I can't have imagined that Green and McBride would be the one's tasked with remaking HALLOWEEN, but most of you, including myself, seemed intrigued by the possibilities.

While speaking with CinemaBlend, Danny McBride revealed that the film will not be a remake, but rather carry on with the story of Michael Myers which Carpenter set up so perfectly all those years ago. "It's gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way," said McBride. "And for our mythology, we're focusing mainly in the first two movies and what that sets up and then where the story can go from there." The continuity of the HALLOWEEN franchise has never been all that coherent, so it's probably for the best that the bulk of it will be ignored. Much of the first two HALLOWEEN movies take place on October 31st, 1978, so if Green and McBride's sequel really will be a continuation of that story, is it possible that the film will be a period piece?

Don't let Danny McBride and David Gordon Green's comedy backgrounds fool you however, McBride states that they're treating the project as "straight-up horror" and that they're going to make it "scary as hell." HALLOWEEN is set to hit theaters on October 18, 2018.

Source: CinemaBlend

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9:41AM on 02/13/2017

There's no way they play this straight up... Its gonna be an R rated comedy

To be honest, I think the Halloween franchise has run its course and a straight up sequel, a remake, a reboot, or a comedy satire are all bad ideas. Im all for a good slasher flick but I dont think this can be any more than that.
To be honest, I think the Halloween franchise has run its course and a straight up sequel, a remake, a reboot, or a comedy satire are all bad ideas. Im all for a good slasher flick but I dont think this can be any more than that.
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5:44PM on 02/12/2017
Halloween sequels should have stuck with the original intention and been an anthology series with only the holiday in common. Michael Meyers is a dead horse.
Halloween sequels should have stuck with the original intention and been an anthology series with only the holiday in common. Michael Meyers is a dead horse.
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12:22PM on 02/11/2017
Rob Zombies remake was pretty good, (the first one) I don't think anyone here is arguing that. The problem with any slasher film is not how it starts, horror directors have a pretty god idea on how to establish the tone, the problem happens in the middle to end, where we get the same thing over and over again where it sort of dilutes whatever happens on screen there after, and then the ending is ultimately unsatisfying because theirs no holdover of suspense and anticipation. I have faith in
Rob Zombies remake was pretty good, (the first one) I don't think anyone here is arguing that. The problem with any slasher film is not how it starts, horror directors have a pretty god idea on how to establish the tone, the problem happens in the middle to end, where we get the same thing over and over again where it sort of dilutes whatever happens on screen there after, and then the ending is ultimately unsatisfying because theirs no holdover of suspense and anticipation. I have faith in these 2 guys cuz they really seem to understand what the horror slasher genre has been missing. God Speed.
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12:22AM on 02/11/2017
It seems that whenever Halloween goes down hill they go back and restart the series from the second one and everyone seems to say the same thing why it we go back to the original two and that's because they were "perfectly made"...

So say I just got offered to write the script I would do the same I would start the sequel after 2 and when I turn my script in it will be blank... yeah just blank. John Carpenter did Halloween it got popular so he did H2 with the intent of killing off Michael
It seems that whenever Halloween goes down hill they go back and restart the series from the second one and everyone seems to say the same thing why it we go back to the original two and that's because they were "perfectly made"...

So say I just got offered to write the script I would do the same I would start the sequel after 2 and when I turn my script in it will be blank... yeah just blank. John Carpenter did Halloween it got popular so he did H2 with the intent of killing off Michael Myers and ending the series. Sure Michael survived some pretty bizarre things like several rounds to the back and a gun shot in each eye. However Carpenter wanted to brutally kill Micheal so he doesn't come back at all (which the studios didn't care). I mean I guess if we get another one I rather it be a sequel than a reboot and I trust Danny McBride however if you wanted to "stick true to the original" then that would mean sticking with the fact that Michael Myers is dead.

If 3 took place in the same universe as the Myers series then I would say that would be the closet to a sequel to 2 than any of the messes we got after.
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10:24PM on 02/10/2017

Maybe?

I'm a fan of the original, II wasn't that good, H2O was a cool reunion type sequel. I loathe #4-6 timeline and don't get me started on #3, Resurrection or the reboot series. They rly are better off doing it as a stand alone type sequel.
I'm a fan of the original, II wasn't that good, H2O was a cool reunion type sequel. I loathe #4-6 timeline and don't get me started on #3, Resurrection or the reboot series. They rly are better off doing it as a stand alone type sequel.
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10:05PM on 02/10/2017
Does this mean that they will be recasting Laurie Strode again since it will follow the events of the first two Halloween films or just go in another direction entirely with new characters?

Either way this is great news. Glad that it's a continuation and not another mindless remake.
Does this mean that they will be recasting Laurie Strode again since it will follow the events of the first two Halloween films or just go in another direction entirely with new characters?

Either way this is great news. Glad that it's a continuation and not another mindless remake.
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9:57PM on 02/10/2017

H20?

They are going to ignore H20? That's unfortunate
They are going to ignore H20? That's unfortunate
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5:16PM on 02/11/2017
I thought H20 was a decent flick, definitely better then everyone thought it would be, the beginning with mr sandman playing gets me excitedly creeped out.
I thought H20 was a decent flick, definitely better then everyone thought it would be, the beginning with mr sandman playing gets me excitedly creeped out.
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9:28PM on 02/10/2017
I would actually love for the film to take place in that time period, late 70s. Less technology. Makes it easier to explain how this freak of nature is strolling around the hood killing folks and nobody knowing until its too late. A simple horror film.
I would actually love for the film to take place in that time period, late 70s. Less technology. Makes it easier to explain how this freak of nature is strolling around the hood killing folks and nobody knowing until its too late. A simple horror film.
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