'Pineapple Express' team to take a stab at 'Halloween'

Danny McBride and David Gordon Green will reboot John Carpenter's classic 1978 slasher

'Pineapple Express' team to take a stab at 'Halloween'

Movie villain Michael Myers stalks Jamie Lee Curtis in the 1978 original [YouTube]

Decades after the first film defined the slasher subgenre of horror movies, movie director John Carpenter has announced that a new Halloween movie is to be made, with Pineapple Express and Your Highness’s David Gordon Green and Danny McBride involved.

Sharing the news on his Facebook page, Carpenter revealed that the Eastbound & Down duo had pitched their idea to reboot the franchise, convincing him to let them take over the Michael Myers thriller.

“David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team,” Carpenter said. “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.”

Carpenter, the director behind such cult hits as The Thing, They Live, Big Trouble in Little China, and The Fog, added that he might also compose the music for the film, having already written the original film’s iconic theme.

“John Carpenter’s Halloween was a monumental horror film experience for me and millions of film fans. It’s an honour to be working with this creative team to carve a new path in the tale of Michael Myers,” Green said.

“David and I are thrilled to step outside of our comedic collaborations and dive into a dark and vicious horror. Nobody will be laughing.”

Release in 1978, the original Halloween starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance, spawning seven sequels and a 2007 reboot. The second reboot of the franchise is slated for release on October 19th, 2018.

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