Last week, horror master John Carpenter announced via his Facebook page that writer-director David Gordon Green and actor-producer Danny McBride were at work on a new instalment of Halloween. Now, McBride has shed some more light on what to expect.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, McBride assured the publication that the forthcoming film would not be a remake of the 1978 classic. "It's gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way," he said. "And for our mythology, we're focusing mainly on the first two movies and what that sets up and then where the story can go from there."
McBride continued: "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…our approach is to get back to that."
Carpenter's Facebook post revealed that he will executive produce the film, and "might even do the music," himself. You can find the post below.
The film's release date will be October 19, 2018.