In a news release, the director and writer of the 1978 original announced the team-up, revealing that "David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct". (Move over, Rob Zombie!) Carpenter confirmed via his Facebook page that David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express, Prince Avalanche) has signed on to direct the first film. Carpenter is sworn on as executive producer as well as a consultant during the film's production. If you need reasons to believe that the duo are ideal, we've got you covered over here.
"Halloween" is one of the most notable horror movie franchises and even become more recognizable through its iconic killer character and memorable music. "Maybe", Carpenter wrote. "It could be kind of cool".
The new Halloween movie is now scheduled for release on October 19th, 2018. Green will direct the picture from a script by both him and McBride. "Nobody will be laughing". But with Green and McBride on board, it seems that the producers are serious about this remake. "It's an honour to be working with this creative team to carve a new path in the tale of Michael Myers", Green said.
Right now, we have no idea what Green and McBride brought to the table or what set it apart that got Carpenter so excited. The as-yet untitled Halloween remake is slated for October 19th, 2018 - so expect more news on this in the coming months.
The first two Halloween movies tell one continuous story, that of Michael Myers returning to his hometown on Halloween night. Whatever the exciting duo has cooked up though, we're confident that Green and McBride will be able to deliver. I truly feel this film will thrill fans, old and new, as well as being a high point in this legendary franchise. After John Carpenter's Halloween and Halloween II, the series tried an anthology format with Halloween III: Season of the Witch, a phantasmagoria of androids, evil toymakers and Stonehenge, for some reason. We will be sure to keep you posted as more details on the movie become available.