Danny McBride has really been making promotional rounds, chatting up Alien: Covenant at every turn, fielding Halloween (which he’ll be writing) questions at every other. Today, more interesting information from McBride makes its way to the masses courtesy of the Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show.
Now, McBride does confirm that the film will begin shooting this fall. But he also drops some pretty heavy hints. Hints so heavy that I’m beginning to wonder if McBride is slowly spoiling a few of his own surprises.
“It’s not a reboot; it’s not gonna be a rehash,” said McBride. “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. 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.”
To my mind, that tells me that McBride either plans to pick the story up directly after the first Halloween film, completely re-tell his own rendition of Michael Myers and his holiday run of terror, or, potentially pick up after Halloween 2. It’s clear that the supernatural elements of the story took some of the fear steam from McBride, personally. A lot of fans would likely agree with that.
He may plan an entirely new story, with no reference to a single pre-existing film.
Or, he may find a way to improve upon the original sequel, assuming he can believably justify Myers rising and walking away from a six pack of led in his chest.
And, he may force Laurie (if Laurie is indeed a character in this story) into surviving a round three with the hulking beast.
No matter what, it really does sound like McBride wants to axe the supernatural routine, which sounds like we may get a look at a “younger” Michael Myers which seems like a mighty fresh idea to me!
“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.”
Source: Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show