It's been a while since we learned that Blumhouse would be rebooting John Carpenter's legendary Halloween franchise with the help of the Master of Horror himself, but we've finally gotten an update on who will be the masterminds behind the new take on Michael Myers.
Carpenter posted to Facebook:
Yes, you read that right — the minds behind comedic projects like Pineapple Express, Your Highness, and HBO's Vice Principals and Eastbound and Down is tackling a horror project. While certainly a surprising choice, it's an inspired one.
The franchise has been in desperate need of a new take, and what better way to get it than to think outside the box? If Jordan Peele's Get Out is any indication of what comedians can do with horror, then we should have something special in store for us with the new Halloween.
We should also remember that Green has directed dramatic projects like Joe, Manglehorn, and Prince Avalanche that show his innate ability to adapt to material and tell strong character-driven stories — not to mention shepherding an aborted Suspiria remake a few years back. Though primarily known for writing/performing comedy, McBride is also set to star in another upcoming horror revival with Alien: Covenant.
Here's hoping this is the moment that inspired McBride to take on the horror project:
Blumhouse's Halloween reboot is scheduled to hit theaters next Halloween, October 18, 2018.