“Halloween” 2018 writer Danny McBride (yes, that Danny McBride) has revealed more details about the upcoming sequel. While we already knew John Carpenter would score and Jamie Lee Curtis would return, McBride’s interview with Yahoo has let loose some interesting tidbits.
“We’re kind of ignoring all the films past the first one,” McBride confirmed. “It picks up after the first one, but it’s sort of an alternate reality.“
“It’s as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way,” McBride added, suggesting the new film may rewrite even the events of the original.
……I can’t be the only one whose REALLY not happy to hear that. Given McBride has no horror writing credits to his name, and barely any credits at all (one of the films he did notably write was the 2011 bomb “Your Highness.”) McBride does dress these concerns….sort of.
“I think you should be very scared. I mean, this isn’t a comedy at all.” Said McBride. “I think there was, like, maybe one joke on the page, but the rest is straight horror. So hopefully it gets in people’s heads and keeps them up late at night.”
I’m still excited as hell to see this film, and I’m excited as fuck that Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter are returning. But McBride is a strange choice for a writer, and his comments don’t do much to raise my confidence. Here’s hoping he proves my doubts wrong come next October.