And now we’re even more excited.
It was announced last night that David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Joe) will be directing next year’s new installment in the Halloween franchise, being penned by Gordon Green and actor Danny McBride. John Carpenter is on board to executive produce, and as Carpenter himself noted, it was Gordon Green and McBride’s pitch that really sold him on their vision.
You know, it’s not a remake. It’s actually, it’s gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. 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.
McBride also promised a no-laughs, return to form horror flick:
Green and I are definitely going to [do] a straight-up horror. Halloween has always been one of my favorite movies of all time. There’s a simplicity and an efficiency to that first one that I think allows the movies just to be scary as hell. And so Green and I, our approach is to get back to that.
We are so on board. Couldn’t possibly be more on board.
Carpenter will executive produce with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Gordon Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.
The new Halloween is coming on October 19th, 2018.