Danny McBride Confirms His HALLOWEEN Will Not Be A Reboot

Intriguingly, it's a sequel to Carpenter's first two HALLOWEEN movies.

Last week, the news broke that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride were teaming up for a new Halloween movie. As you might expect, people had many questions: McBride and Green writing a Halloween movie? Was it a remake? A reboot? A sequel? We didn't know, but that didn't stop any of us from prattling on about it at length. I mean, how could we not? The marriage of talent and franchise was just so damn...unexpected.

Anyway, today we know a little bit more about McBride and Green's approach, thanks to a new interview over at CinemaBlend (as quoted by The Playlist): 

"…it’s not a remake. It’s actually, it’s gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. And for our mythology, we’re focusing mainly in the first two movies and what that sets up and then where the story can go from there.

“Green and I are definitely going to (do) a straight-up horror. Halloween has always been one of my favorite movies of all time. There’s a simplicity and an efficiency to that first one that I think allows the movies just to be scary as hell. And so Green and I, our approach is to get back to that."

Green and McBride's Halloween functioning as a sequel to the first two Halloween films (the Carpenter entries) is very interesting news, indeed. That raises a new round of questions, of course - how will Michael be brought back into the fold? Will it be Michael under the mask? How long after the events of Halloween 2 will this movie take place, anyway? - but this is fun stuff to think about, and it's certainly more encouraging than finding out that McBride and Green's Halloween will be a straight-up remake. 

What do you guys think? Does this make you more or less interested in this project? And what do you think McBride and Green might be up to? Sound off below.