The creative team for Blumhouse’s Halloween reboot has been announced and...well, wow.
We’re not even sure what to say here, so we’re just going to paste John Carpenter’s announcement, made via Facebook, while we collect our thoughts.
So you say you want a Revolution?
You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again?
Well so do I.
So here’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for:
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team. David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed.
David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and…WOW. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away.
I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool.
And you’ll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018.
Okay, we’ve had a minute. One undeniable fact here is that David Gordon Green is an exceptional filmmaker. He spreads himself around so much (TV, film, comedies, dramas) that his talent hasn’t gotten the acclaim of, say, Wes Anderson, but Green is the real deal. He’s even tackled genre before, kind of (Your Highness did manage to get a bunch of ‘80s sword & sorcery details right, even if the end result was a perceived miss). He also tried to get a remake of Suspiria going for years, which I once likened to trying to remake an emotion, or a bodily urge. A(nother) remake of Halloween might well fall into that same category, but we can’t say we’re not intrigued by this news.
The package deal of Green and Danny McBride make this the real head-scratcher. We are told that McBride is a huge genre fan, so maybe he’s got a legitimately interesting take? Interesting enough to have Carpenter pondering a return to the synthesizer?
Man, I dunno. This news is insane. Thoughts?