“If he’s [John Carpenter] not interested, we’re definitely not into making this.”

With the likes of David Gordon Green and Danny McBride behind the planned Halloween redo/ sequel which is currently in the works, you may be expecting some kind of horror-comedy meta-movie. Well, the great news is that this definitely isn’t the case. In a recent chat with Yahoo!, McBride has said that being loyal and respectful to the original movie is of the utmost importance to him and his co-writer in Green. They will essentially be ignoring every movie apart from the original and creating a brand new timeline. More on the new Halloween movie below.

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New Halloween Movie Set For 2018 – Definitely Not A Comedy

Here’s what he had to say:

“I’m a humongous Halloween fan, so when David and I got approached about doing this from Blumhouse [the studio behind Get Out], the first thing David and I said was, ‘We’ll come up with a take, but we have to pitch it to [franchise creator John] Carpenter. If he’s not interested, we’re definitely not into making this.’ And [executive producer] Jason Blum was totally on board with that. That’s exactly what he wanted to do anyway. So we came up with our pitch. We pitched to Carpenter, and he was into it, which kind of blew David and me away, but I still think nobody was really talking about Jamie. … I think everyone was kind of on the mindset of it’d be a grab to get her, but no one really knew if we would be able to. So Dave and I just busted our ass on this script to really make that Laurie Strode character something she wouldn’t be able to say no to. When we finished the script, we sent it to her, and she said she was in. So we just flipped out. We were over the moon about her involvement.”

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Thank goodness we’re not getting just another remake. It sounds like the two are very much intro making this a worthy addition to the series. McBride commented further on the tone of the new piece.

“I think you should be very scared. I mean, this isn’t a comedy at all. I think there was, like, maybe one joke on the page, but the rest is straight horror. So hopefully it gets in people’s heads and keeps them up late at night.”

Halloween is set for an October 2018 release – you’ve guessed it, just in time for next Halloween itself.

More on this exciting new Halloween movie as it comes in.