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In an interview with the The Wrap web site, producer Jason Blum makes a pledge that they will meet their intended October 2018 release. he tells that if it isn't: "You can kill me. You can behead me. You can chop my hand off, the prince of horror, you can cut my hand off. That's on the record."

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Producer Jason Blum is currently out doing press for Blumhouse's new horror project HAPPY DEATH DAY and discussed the company's most high profile upcoming project with the Coming Soon web site. The upcoming HALLOWEEN reboot, which sees David Gordon Green helming from a script by himself and Danny McBride. Most importantly though it brings back Jamie Lee Curtis to the franchise, and has the involvement of original film director John Carpenter.

In recent years Carpenter's name has been on remakes of several of his most famous works as an executive producer, but in those cases he's had no real involvement. That's not the case here insists Blum: "We don't take any big steps without his approval, so for instance hiring David and Danny he approved. He approved their pitch, he approved their first script. He approved bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis.

So anytime we make a big creative turn he's involved with that and we don't do it without his blessing. We went to him and asked him to be involved. There was no contractual, financial or any other obligation to have him on this movie. We went back and asked him to join us again."

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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:54 am Reply with quote
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Those in charge of the upcoming new HALLOWEEN film, namely director/co-writer David Gordon Green and co-writer/producer Danny McBride, have previously indicated that the new entry is ignoring most of the sequels in the series in favour of a follow-up to the John Carpenter-directed original.

Carpenter is famously getting involved again in the franchise, having sat out the series in any capacity since the third film. In a recent Q&A via Stereogum, he opened up and addressed Jamie Lee Curtis' involvement and surprisingly revealed the film will only acknowledging the first movie in the series:

"[Jamie Lee Curtis] talked to the director. Her part was written into the script and they had this idea — it's kind of a… I don't know how to describe it. It's almost an alternative reality. It picks up after the first one, and it pretends that none of the other [sequels] were made. It's gonna be fun. There's a really talented director and it was well-written. I'm impressed."

The news is a surprise. The third film is a standalone feature not tied to the series, and the fourth onwards are set years later, so both can effectively be ignored without issue.

The second on the other hand is inexorably tied to the first film and showcases the second half of the same night, picking up on the first film's cliffhanger ending. It was also penned, produced and scored by Carpenter who also did some reshoots of director Rick Rosenthal's work so it was hardly lacking his involvement.

If this is the case though, then Laurie last saw Michael fall from a second storey window after being shot by Dr. Loomisin 1978. It renders Michael more human, as the character didn't become effectively immortal to injuries that would kill normal men until the second.

It also effectively renders his blood relationship to Laurie in the mythology void because that story element didn't come into play until the sequel. The new HALLOWEEN returns to cinemas on October 19 next year.

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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:55 am Reply with quote
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With his greater involvement in the new chapter of his iconic classic, it comes as little surprise that filmmaker John Carpenter has confirmed he will be providing the score for the upcoming new HALLOWEEN film. As previously reported, the film will ignore the events of all the sequels, including potentially the second film, to serve as a direct follow-up to the first. Jamie Lee Curtis is returning as Laurie Strode in the new film set forty years after the events in Haddonfield in 1978.

Carpenter is serving as both an executive producer and advisor on the new film which David Gordon Green is directing and co-wrote with Danny McBride. Carpenter has indicated the pair have been keeping him very involved in the new film, and in a new interview with Billboard (via Syfy) this week he lets slip he's likely returning to score: "I am an executive producer and it looks clear to me that I've made a deal to do the music…There are many options. I'll be consulting with the director to see what he feels. I could create a new score, we could update the old score and amplify it, or we could combine those two things. I'll have to see the movie to see what it requires."

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The sequel reboot is coming back to the big screen next October. The film is co-written by Danny McBride, and over the weekend he gave some more insight into how they are reviving Michael Myers yet again. In speaking with Yahoo Movies, he talked about getting Jamie Lee Curtis involved, and a little about their approach in where this film relates to the rest of the franchise.

"We're kind of ignoring all the films past the first one," he says. "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."

Speaking of Laurie, McBride was also asked about bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis again: "We pitched to Carpenter, and he was into it, which kind of blew David and me away, but I still think nobody was really talking about Jamie. … I think everyone was kind of on the mindset of it'd be a grab to get her, but no one really knew if we would be able to. So Dave and I just busted our ass on this script to really make that Laurie Strode character something she wouldn't be able to say no to. When we finished the script, we sent it to her, and she said she was in. So we just flipped out. We were over the moon about her involvement."

"I just hope that we don't f*** it up and piss people off. This is such a diehard fan base. You don't want horror fans being your enemies because they show up at your house with masks on," McBride says. "We are diehard fans of HALLOWEEN. We're watching all the sequels and where things have taken left turns here and there that maybe bites for fans, and at least trying to deliver what we would have wanted to see. Hopefully that will line up with most fans."

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Production has been delayed for the 2018 HALLOWEEN remake/reboot/sequel until the upcoming January. The film, which is by David Gordon Green and co-written by comedic actor Danny McBride, was supposed to start shooting this past October.

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Comedian and writer Danny McBride has spoken some more about the HALLOWEEN film that he and director David Gordon Green are working on. As we know it's a direct sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 original, one that ignores all the others, and sees Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the role of Laurie Strode. McBride tells Charleston City Paper that they also intend to keep the first film's focus on tension over gore:

"We're trying to. The original is all about tension. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn't even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you're in anticipation of what's going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film, I think we were really trying to get it back to that. We're trying to mine that dread. Mine that tension and not just go for gore and ultra-violence that you see some horror movies lean on. To us, it was all about bringing back the creep factor and trying to find the horror in your own backyard, in our own homes."

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Andi Matichak has been cast in David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's HALLOWEEN, according to Deadline web site. The Blumhouse and Universal Pictures production also stars Judy Greer and Jamie Lee Curtis. Andi Matichak will play Allyson, the daughter of Greer's character.

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