Austin’s own David Gordon Green joins Danny McBride to reboot ‘Halloween’

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Austin indie icon David Gordon Green (“Joe,” “Manglehorn,” many more) and his frequent collaborator Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down”) will be making the next “Halloween” movie for Miramax. Yes, that “Halloween.”

Yes, this guy.

Yes, this guy.

Let’s quote from O.G. “Halloween” director John Carpenter’s own Facebook page, where announced the following:

“So you say you want a Revolution?

You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again?”

Well so do I.

So here’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for:

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team. David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed.

David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and…WOW. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away.

I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool.

And you’ll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018.”

Jaws are slated to meet back up with upper palettes sometimes next week.

Now, if you had told me those two were going to take a swing at John Carpenter’s “Dark Star,” I would have said, “Man, that could be amazing.”

David Gordon Green, left, and Danny McBride pose for photos on the red carpet at the 2014 Texas Film Awards JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

David Gordon Green, left, and Danny McBride pose for photos on the red carpet at the 2014 Texas Film Awards JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

This, on the other hand…this is fascinating. Frankly, I think Green is perfectly capable of directing (and Green and McBride writing) an intense, emotionally exhausting horror film in the spirit of the original. No word yet on cast.

Carpenter’s original “Halloween” arrived in 1978 and, for many, embodies the “slasher” genre. It remains one of the most influential motion pictures ever made.

What do you think?

 

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