Production on the upcoming retcon sequel to Halloween is set to begin soon and co-writer Danny McBride recently talked to the Charleston City Paper about what to expect in the film, which will take away everything after the 1978 original film.
McBride is trying to bring more emphasis on the tension that made the original film what it was and less on the gore expected in today’s horror films:
“We’re trying to. The original is all about tension. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn’t even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you’re in anticipation of what’s going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film, I think we were really trying to get it back to that. We’re trying to mine that dread. Mine that tension and not just go for gore and ultra-violence that you see some horror movies lean on. To us, it was all about bringing back the creep factor and trying to find the horror in your own backyard, in our own homes.”
Judy Greer is the only other confirmed cast member as Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter. Still no word on who will don the mask as the new Michael Myers. What has also been confirmed is that the original film’s creator, John Carpenter, joins the production as consultant, executive producer, and the composer of the score, which will more than likely include the film’s iconic theme song.
David Gordon Green is directing the film alongside co-writing with McBride on the film, which is scheduled for an October 19, 2018 release date.
H/T: Dark Horizons