Bringing new life to a legendary horror franchise is no easy task but when it comes to next year’s Halloween reboot, actor and writer Danny McBride says that it’s all about his love for the original groundbreaking 1978 film that he shares with director David Gordon Green that will help reintroduce Michael Myers to the big screen.
McBride recently discussed his work on the film with the Charleston City Paper as he spoke of his love for the original Halloween film and how he and Green’s pitch for a new film garnered the blessing from the film’s original director, John Carpenter:
“I was a really big fan of that series of Michael Myers. We sat down for a few weeks, tried to come up with a take that made sense, and felt like it was being true to the original. Then actually had to go in and pitch to John Carpenter and see if it got his seal of approval. He liked it. He liked what we were doing and wanted us to go for it. It’s hugely inspiring. He’s been one of my personal favorite directors ever since I was a kid. The chance to meet him and the chance to try to expand upon what he created and to have his blessing, it’s just unreal.”
While McBride remained tight-lipped towards in regards to the film’s plot, he did reveal that he and Green’s goal is to focus less on explicit gore which has become a mainstay in the horror genre in recent years and emphasize the same sense of dread, suspense and terror that the original film invoked:
“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.”
Given not only McBride and Green’s adoration for the original film but also with the stars seemingly aligning with the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and Carpenter to craft the upcoming reboot’s score, it seems safe to say that we’re going to entitled for one good scare.
Jamie Lee Curtis is set to reprise her role as Laurie Strode, with Judy Greer in talks to portray her daughter, Karen. In addition to directing, Green is writing the script with Danny McBride. The project is being produced by Malek Akkad, and executive produced by John Carpenter, Green, McBride, and Jason Blum.
Halloween returns on October 19, 2018
Source: Charleston City Paper
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