Back in February it was announced that John Carpenter would be returning to the Halloween franchise as executive producer on a relaunch of the franchise, which is being developed by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down).
McBride has already described the new chapter as a sequel to the first two movies and a “straight-up horror”, and now chatting to Empire (via Dark Horizons), he has revealed that it will do away with the more supernatural elements of later instalments, which turned Michael Myers into an invincible killing machine.
“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone,” said McBride. “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,” he continued. “That stuff to me isn’t scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen.”
Look for the next Halloween to hit cinemas on October 19th, 2018.