David Gordon Green's 'Halloween' Is NOT a Reboot
Or so says its producer
Published Jul 05, 2018Last month, we were reacquainted with Michael Myers in the first trailer for David Gordon Green's Halloween, and while the teaser clip featured plenty of callbacks to the original film, its producer wants to make clear that the forthcoming flick isn't a simple reboot.
Speaking with Variety, producer Jason Blum noted that "reboot" is a term that "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 said. "The way we attacked Halloween was to go after what we've done with a lot of other movies."
Blum added that "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 kind of mixing genres of people — not the movie — the movie's a straight, scary movie, so I think we've got a very original voice with David Gordon Green and Danny, and having Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter back in the mix to me was the beginning and now we're almost towards the end."
Blum continued: "I'm super pleased with how the movie turned out and I'm grateful that we brought new voices and the original voices together in a strategic way to make what I think is a terrific movie. Fans will have to tell me if they think so, too, but I think they'll be very happy."