Det er ved at være et par måneder siden John Carpenter annoncerede, at han er tilbage, dog ikke som instruktør, men som producer til en ny omgang med Michael Myers! Men siden sidst er der kommet lidt nyt, bl.a. David Gordon Green er bag kameraet og sammen med Danny McBride har skrevet manuskriptet. Og at hele møllen med optagelserne starter til efterår i år og er klar til den 19. oktober 2018.
Det siges at både Michaels uovervindelighed og det typiske nu-går-jeg-efter-familien vinkel, er væk denne gang.
"It’s not a reboot, it’s not gonna be a rehash. 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,” McBride explained. “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.
McBride added, “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 and we're going to be fixing all that to get HALLOWEEN back on the right track, take it back to where John started it and make it scary again."