The New Halloween Movie Was Almost The First In A Two-Parter
Though many of us are still reeling from that awesome trailer promoting the latest entry into the Halloween film franchise which dropped this morning, the time will soon come when we’ll be able to enjoy the flick in theaters and, eventually, look back on it years from now while discussing all sorts of interesting trivia.
As it turns out, though, there are already some juicy tidbits to devour in the meantime. We say that because screenwriter Danny McBride dropped the following bombshell while recently speaking with Entertainment Weekly, revealing that a two-part epic was originally part of the plan:
“We were going to shoot two of them back-to-back. Then we were like, Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This could come out, and everyone could hate us, and we’d never work again. So, let’s not have to sit around for a year while we wait for another movie to come out that we know people aren’t going to like. So, we were like, Let’s learn from this, and see what works, and what doesn’t. But we definitely have an idea of where we would go [with] this branch of the story and hopefully we get a chance to do it.”
To be honest, I have to agree with McBride, as there’s seldom such a thing as a surefire hit these days, even if it has the pedigree of a decades old franchise behind it. Call me crazy, but I did like Rob Zombie’s first attempt at reimagining the legend (for the most part), though I felt he missed the mark by miles with his followup in 2009.
With the series having been in a slumber for nearly a decade, one can only hope director David Gordon Green’s effort is aces, though my gut tells me this next installment will go down as being one of the greats. Still, it’s for the better that he, McBride and the rest of the team played it conservatively, especially since word on the street says the ending will be retooled once additional photography commences.
But if Halloween proves to be a success once it opens on October 19th, then the saga will no doubt continue and we’ll get to see where else these guys will take it before long.