This October we will (finally) see the release of Blumhouse’s Halloween. I’m excited as hell and today we finally have word from infamously tight-lipped director David Gordon Green.
In a recent article for USA Today, Green finally talked about his new film including his take on Laurie’s evolution, coming up with his fresh take on the original movie, and Michael Myers himself. You can read his quotes below!
“I started finding limitations instead of opportunity, and thinking, If there was a little bit of a clean slate to take it in a direction I selfishly as a huge Halloween fan wanted, where would I go?,” Green said regarding his fresh take on the original movie.
“He’s the essence of evil, so we don’t want to get too much into the specifics of what makes him tick,” Green says about Michael Myers. “So much of what makes the boogeyman horrifying to me is the mystery and almost cat-like mannerisms and curiosity of this character.”
“We’re being very honest and truthful about that,” Green says about Laurie’s evolution. “How it would affect the upbringing of her daughter, who has a lot of conflicts because of her mother’s obsession with this incident, and her granddaughter, who’s trying to connect with Laurie.”
Curtis adds: “It becomes a little bit ‘The British are coming!’ and everybody just gets tired of it. It’s the girl who cried Michael, and they’re all like, ‘Oh, my God, Laurie, shut the (expletive) up.’ And that’s why I like where we find her.”
Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and composer.
The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.