News has surfaced about the upcoming Halloween reboot with Danny McBride’s appearance on the Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show. McBride recently commented saying he wants to make Michael Myers scary again and after his appearence the other day we now know that the Halloween reboot will begin shooting at the end of the year.
McBride also spoke about how he and Gordon Green intend to fix past mistakes and make Michael as scary as he was in the original.
“It’s not a reboot, it’s not gonna be a rehash. It’s a continuation of Michael Myers – where we’re choosing to continue it from, you’ll have to see when the movie comes out,” McBride explained. “I’d already seen all these movies but I’ve really been studying them now, and just thinking about all the people that have been hired to make a Michael Myers movie. Just trying to avoid any mistakes that those people might’ve made. The first Halloween is scary as shit. And the second Halloween is scary, but not as scary. And then from there, it isn’t as scary. And I really think that what happens with it is that he basically becomes Frankenstein. No matter what anyone hits him with, he’s not gonna die. There’s no suspense.
McBride added, “We’re just trying to play with that. Make him real. Not make him real by giving him some crazy backstory either. Just getting back to the basics. Even the moment that they made Laurie and Michael Myers siblings – it also makes it not quite as scary. So all that kind of stuff to us… those are the things that took an amazing idea and took it somewhere it wasn’t quite as effective.”
Michael Myers returns on October 19th, 2018.