After bigging up the film’s horror elements (spoilers: “You should be very scared) and tracing Jamie Lee Curtis’ involvement in the project, Danny McBride – yes, that Danny McBride – has now offered up some new intel relating to Halloween and, more specifically, how it’ll tweak the original ending of John Carpenter’s timeless classic.
In doing so, the Halloween of 2018 will be able to skate around all other sequels and pretend they never happened – much to the bemusement of Danielle Harris. Exactly how David Gordan Green plans to retcon the Michael Myers saga is up for question at this early stage, but at least according to McBride, it’ll begin “as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way.” Color us intrigued.
The Vice Principals star recently sat down with Yahoo to discuss the sequel’s development, which will see McBride receive a writing credit for his contribution. When the conversation veered toward continuity, though, here’s what the actor had to share:
We’re kind of ignoring all the films past the first one. 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.
And make no mistake; Danny McBride and David Gordan Green are fully aware of the task at hand, as neither of them want to “fuck it up or piss people off.”
Not only that, but it’ll dial the horror up to 11, after McBride outlined his desire to get in people’s head with a potent dose of nightmare fuel:
I think you should be very scared. I mean, this isn’t a comedy at all. 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.
And though Danny McBride will naturally speak highly of his own project, all signs point to Halloween delivering the goods in 2018. October 19th is the date for your diaries.