Our return to Haddonfield, Illinois is looming nearer, and before we officially make our way to the Myers’ residence, Halloween producer wants you to know that the what we’re about to see isn’t a reboot.
In a new interview with Variety, the film’s producer Jason Blum wants fans to know that this new film isn’t a reboot of the horror movie franchise.
“The way to get people interested is to not reboot. The term makes my hair stand up on the back of my neck. What we’re doing with Halloween is, I guess I’ll use the term ‘reinvention.’ Reboot just sounds so corporate. The way we attacked Halloween was to go after what we’ve done with a lot of other movies.”
He continued on to say:
“David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are not known for horror, Jordan Peele was not known for horror before Get Out, so I think we’ve had a lot of success kind of mixing genres of people – not the movie – the movie’s a straight, scary movie, so I think we’ve got a very original voice with David Gordon Green and Danny, and having Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter back in the mix to me was the beginning and now we’re almost towards the end.”
While he may not be happy with people referring to the new horror flick as a reboot, he is happy with how it’s turning out.
“I’m super pleased with how the movie turned out and I’m grateful that we brought new voices and the original voices together in a strategic way to make what I think is a terrific movie. Fans will have to tell me if they think so, too, but I think they’ll be very happy.”
Watch the interview below:
— Variety (@Variety) July 4, 2018
Details of the upcoming movie have been scarce, but here’s what we know so far.
We recently found out that the mastermind behind the infamous Halloween theme, John Carpenter, has begun scoring the music for the forthcoming 2018 reboot.
The 2018 reboot marks the first time the filmmaker has been involved in the making of a Halloween film since 1981’s Halloween 2. After not being involved in the franchise for decades, Carpenter came back to the slasher series as executive producer and producer.
“The Shape” has finally made his long-awaited return, and besides the nightmares that he’s sure to bring, he’ll also be bringing scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, the shape himself Nick Castle, and the mastermind behind it all, John Carpenter with him.
As we know, the film is set to be a sequel to the 1978 original. With the film being a sequel, it’s reported that the team behind the new slasher will be disregarding the previous films and pick up 40 years after Carpenter’s original story.
Per the film’s official synopsis:
“Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
That’s right, the new film is set to bring audiences back to Haddonfield one more time to see the final battle between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers.
Be sure to watch the Halloween reboot when it hits theaters Oct. 19.