Michael Myers Is No Longer Immortal In Next 'Halloween'

Posted 05/14/2017 6665 0

Myers needs to be scary again in the sense that the slasher needs to go back to his roots of being more as mortal and not so invincible.

 

When it was announced earlier this year that director David Gordon Lee (Eastbound and Down, Pineapple Express) and Danny McBride were going to reboot the iconic horror series it left a lot of people scratching their heads. Even after the blessing of original director/screenwriter John Carpenter, who will also serve as a consultant and executive producer on the reboot, fans were still left feeling a bit strange about the choice of the duo behind Your Highness taking a stab at the Halloween franchise.

It’s been a couple months since we’ve had any updates on the Halloween Reboot currently in the works at Blumhouse and now, while promoting Covenant which drops May 19th, McBride opened up with The Empire Film Podcast on what to expect for next year’s highly anticipated resurrection (without the Busta Rhymes) of our dear Michael. Not only has he firmly stated prior that the reboot of the franchise will serve as a continuation of some sort of the original two horror masterpieces, but that Myers needs to be scary again in the sense that the slasher needs to go back to his roots of being more as mortal and not so invincible.

“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There’s a lot of room for improvement. David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original.

It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn’t corny and it wasn’t turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed. That stuff to me isn’t scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen.”

He added, “I think it’s much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you’re taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can’t be killed pursuing you.”

Carpenter, who may be providing the film’s score, will executive produce with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Gordon Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

Michael Myers returns to life on October 19th, 2018.

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