Just a couple of days ago plans for the new Halloween movie were announced. The most important revelation was the questionable direction they've decided to go in. And I'm not talking about another sequel to Rob Zombie's two movies, neither am I talking about another sequel to the original series, but instead a ''Recalibration',' which is just a fancier word for reboot.
The next announcement revealed that Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (Saw VI-VII, The Collector) have been officially hired to write the film. So you can definitely expect some great kills from this one..
Now Adam Green (Hatchet) wants a shot at directing the next Halloween movie. Who recently spoke about it while promoting his new film titled Digging Up The Marrow. And from reading on how he would make the next Halloween movie, I wouldn't be anything less than excited if he did end up getting the opportunity to direct the next film.
In case you didn't know, Adam Green is the creator of the Hatchet trilogy. With Kane Hodder (Jason in Friday the 13th part 7 - Jason X) playing the iconic Victor Crowly. So, when he was asked about which Horror icon he would want to do next, he had a lot to say:
“Michael Myers. I want HALLOWEEN bad. Finally they have writers [Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan]. I love them dearly and I think that if anybody can try to fix this, it’s them. I’ve been brought in to meet before, for all these years where they thought they were gonna do it then it wouldn’t happen. But I would love to do a HALLOWEEN movie. It’s my favourite holiday, it’s my favourite of the franchises. I love Freddy, I love Jason, I would just really love to do a HALLOWEEN movie. All you’ve gotta do is make a good Michael Myers movie, that’s it!”
“If it was up to me, I would start the movie with some teenage girls at a sleepover in Haddonfield telling ghost stories. One quick ghost story, another quick urban legend, and then somebody says ‘Do you know about the boogeyman?’ Maybe some of them know, one of them definitely doesn’t because they’ve just moved there or whatever. Then they tell the story in one minute, and it’s the story of the original movie. Then Michael Myers turns up, kill those girls, you get your opening scene kill, and then in your opening credits montage you see pictures of Donald Pleasance, see pictures of Jamie Lee Curtis. Erase everything else that’s happened until now, but the whole lore is that you don’t know when he’ll come back to Haddonfield, you don’t know why, but this Halloween he came back again. That’s it."
“Then have a good story, good characters, and good actors, and good kills, and shoot it like Carpenter did the first one. Dread, suspense. Hatchet isn’t about dread or suspense, it’s about over-the-top, it’s about ridiculous, it’s about just go-go-go. But HALLOWEEN would need to be handled differently. For me, that’s the HALLOWEEN movie I wanna see. And I wanna see the original mask, the original overalls, and I’d wanna get rid of the cult, the Thorn, and the family. It’s just Michael Myers, that’s it. Give us what we want.”
Sounds great to me, this imaginary Halloween movie Adam Green just described is exactly what the franchise needs. No more back storys, no more explanations, just Michael Myers and the big cloud of mysteriousness that surrounds him. Unlike his other infamous companions, he never needed a reason for being purely and simply evil.
Adam did mention that he's met with the right people to possibly direct one before, but it never happened. Hopefully this will be his chance to come through and finally make a Halloween true to its original roots.