Jason Blum: Halloween is a reinvention NOT a reboot

As we all know good and well by this point, there is an all-new HALLOWEEN film heading our way this Halloween from Blumhouse and head producer Jason Blum, co-writer Danny McBride (EASTBOUND AND DOWN), and co-writer/director David Gordon Green (PINEAPPLE EXPRESS). The film is said to be a direct sequel to John Carpenter's original 1979 classic and Jason Blum doesn't want people calling it a reboot.

Jason Blum:

The way to get people interested is to not reboot. The term makes my hair stand up on the back of my neck. What we're doing with Halloween is, I guess I'll use the term 'reinvention.' Reboot just sounds so corporate. 

He continues:

The way we attacked Halloween was to go after what we've done with a lot of other movies. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are not known for horror, Jordan Peele was not known for horror before Get Out, so I think we've had a lot of success mixing genres of people – not the movie – the movie's a straight, scary movie.

Remake, reboot, reimagining, reinvention, in the end, what's the difference? It's only a matter of time before Hollywood finds a new term for these "ignore the other films in the franchise an start anew" projects they have in the works. "Reimagining" was the hot term for a while there, but now it looks like Blum is hoping to start a new term (for the same shite) with "Reinvention". It seems to be a favorite. 

Do you even care what anyone calls this new HALLOWEEN at this point? Hell, they could call it HALLOWEEN 2 ATTEMPT 3 and I'm still sure all of us would be waiting in line opening night. But maybe that's just me. If you feel different, make sure to let us know below!

Until then, remember that Blumhouse's HALLOWEEN will see the return of Jamie Lee Curtis to the role of 

Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Also in the cast are Judy Greer as Laurie's daughter Karen; Andi Matichak as Karen's daughter Allyson; Miles Robbins, Virginia Gardner, Dylan Arnold, and Drew Scheid as Allyson's Haddonfield High classmates; Will Patton and Rob Niter as police officers; Rhian Rees as a character named Dana; and Diva Tyler as a caretaker, with stuntman James Jude Courtney and original Michael Myers performer Nick Castle both wearing the mask of the iconic slasher.

John Carpenter served as an executive producer on the film and is composing the score. The new HALLOWEEN arrives in theatres on October 19th.

Extra Tidbit: What was so wrong with the title HALLOWEEN RETURNS?
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