New Halloween Movie Will Focus On First Two Movies

Halloween (2018)

Earlier this week, legendary horror director, composer, and producer John Carpenter who helmed the classic Halloween film in 1978 announced some excellent news on the upcoming sequel in the series.

According to the master of horror, a writer and director has been officially selected to complete the creative team behind the new Halloween sequel.

That’s right! A direct sequel to the first two Halloween films, skipping entirely the events covered in all the other sequels, including the ones directed by Rob Zombie. Carpenter revealed via Facebook that David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis) and Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant, and co-creator of HBO’s Eastbound & Down) are on board to write the screenplay with Green helming the highly-anticipated project.

Speaking with CinemaBlend, McBride also revealed that it won’t be a remake, but a sequel focusing on Halloween and Halloween II with the desire to channel the “simplicity and efficiency” of Carpenter’s original film.

You know, 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.

Carpenter will continue as executive producer to consult and offer his advice and feedback as needed. Malek Akkad will be producing for Trancas and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

The new Halloween is slated for theatrical release on October 19, 2018.

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