John Carpenter has just shared some very interesting news about the next Halloween film on his Facebook page. The next film in the franchise will be written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green. The film will be directed by Green. The two have previously collaborated on several successful projects, including Pineapple Express, Eastbound & Down, and Vice Principals.
Check out Carpenter’s post below for all of the details:
Some horror fans will likely have concerns over the fact that the duo’s work would best fit in the “comedy” genre, but this development has a lot going for it. First of all, John Carpenter is obviously excited about this project. He has not been one to keep negative opinions to himself in the past, and the fact that he is impressed by Green’s and McBride’s ideas is a good sign for the project. Better yet, the fact that the film might inspire Carpenter to create the score could mean longtime fans of the series may see a return to form that we never thought was possible. Finally, Green’s and McBride’s comedic work often veers into very dark territory. Eastbound & Down delivered laughs while maintaining story lines that were much heavier than standard comic fare, and Season One of Vice Principals just ended with a violent and shocking twist ending. If any comedy entertainers can deliver a good horror film, it’s these two; so let’s be cautiously optimistic about this one!
This new Halloween film will debut in theaters on October 19th, 2018. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information on this project as it breaks.