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Danny McBride says new Halloween is a sequel to the first two movies, promises “straight-up horror”

16 February 2017 9:43 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week came the rather exciting news that John Carpenter is returning to the Halloween franchise to executive produce a new movie, which will be directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) from a script by Green and Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down).

Initially, the project was described as a reboot, but speaking to CinemaBlend, McBride has revealed that the new movie will not be a remake, and will in fact serve as a sequel to the first two movies.

“You know, it’s not a remake,” said McBride. “It’s actually, it’s gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. And for our mythology, we’re focusing mainly in the first two movies and what that sets up and then where the story can go from there.”

Given the creative talent involved, there’s also been some speculation as to whether the new Halloween will »

- Gary Collinson

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Scarlett Johansson defends Ghost in the Shell whitewashing, Warcraft 2 update, Halloween reboot and more – Daily News Roundup

11 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Scarjo Defends Ghost In The Shell

One of the big talking points coming out of the casting of Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell was the reported “whitewashing” of the role. Many have come out to defend the casting, and now Johansson herself has spoken out about it. “I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person,” she said in an interview. “Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive. Also, having a franchise with a female protagonist driving it is such a rare opportunity. Certainly, I feel the enormous pressure of that—the weight of such a big property on my shoulders.” Read more about that here.

Halloween Rebooted

Yep, it’s time to dust off the Michael Myers mask and knife as the original film’s creator John Carpenter announced via »

- Luke Owen

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Danny McBride Comments on New Halloween Movie, Reveals it’s Not a Remake

10 February 2017 5:06 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On Thursday, John Carpenter dropped the Haddonfield bombshell horror fans have been waiting for when he announced that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will be writing a new Halloween movie, with Green directing the anticipated new entry to the franchise. While details surrounding the story of the film are still under wraps, there has been some speculation that the latest Halloween film would be a remake, but McBride recently revealed that a remake isn't the direction he and Green are taking Michael Myers' story.

Speaking with CinemaBlend to promote the Blu-ray and DVD release of Vice Principals Season 1, McBride discussed which parts of the pre-existing Halloween mythology will influence the new movie:

"You know, it's not a remake. It's actually, it's gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. And for our mythology, we're focusing mainly in the first two movies and what that »

- Derek Anderson

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Danny McBride Says New Halloween Movie Is “Not A Remake”

10 February 2017 3:25 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Yesterday gifted us with some unexpected news. Danny McBride and David Gordon Green will write the next Halloween film, with Green directing what’s said to be a fresh take on the iconic franchise. The duo have worked together several times in the past, yet horror never entered the equation. As such, this is going to be a first for them in many ways.

With only a few precious details released so far, most assumed that they’d be remaking John Carpenter’s classic trendsetter, much like Rob Zombie did ten years go. According to McBride, however, that’s not the case. They’re not doing a remake at all, but rather a story continuation.

During a recent interview with Cinema Blend, the actor discussed the project and clarified a couple of things:

You know, it’s not a remake. It’s actually, it’s gonna continue the story of »

- Will Ashton

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New Halloween Isn't a Remake, Will Follow First Two Movies

10 February 2017 2:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Horror fans haven't seen the iconic killer Michael Myers on screen since Rob Zombie's Halloween II, which is not what most would call a beloved entry in the franchise. In the years since, there have been talks of a remake or reboot of some sort and yesterday, we got confirmation from John Carpenter himself that a new Halloween movie is happening and will hit theaters next year. Shockingly, it will be Danny McBride and David Gordon Green behind the new movie, Halloween Returns, who are responsible for movies like Pineapple Express and Your Highness. Now, Danny McBride has confirmed that it is not going to be a remake.

Cinema Blend recently talked to Danny McBride about the new Halloween movie, which he is co-writing with David Gordon Green. According to him, it is not a remake and will actually follow in the footsteps of the first two John Carpenter directed Halloween movies. »

- MovieWeb

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John Carpenter Backs 'Halloween' Remake: Idea 'Blew Me Away'

10 February 2017 8:47 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

John Carpenter has thrown his support behind an upcoming remake of his 1978 horror classic Halloween, which will be co-written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green and directed by Green.

"So you say you want a Revolution," the filmmaker posted on Facebook following news of the upcoming remake. "You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again? Well so do I."

Carpenter added that he would serve as executive producer on the film, and possibly even composer. "I might even do the music. Maybe. »

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Scare tactics: can David Gordon Green bring the slasher flick back to life?

10 February 2017 7:52 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Pineapple Express director has been charged with rebooting Halloween, but faces a tough task to recreate the chills that made the originals so frightening

News that David Gordon Green is to direct a remake of the classic slasher flick Halloween comes as a welcome surprise for those of us who have often felt a chill down the spine at the sight of this once proud subgenre’s descent into grey cliche. With regular collaborator Danny McBride co-writing the script, and full backing from the original film’s director, John Carpenter, might the slasher movie be ready for a renaissance just as it looked to be flat on the floor with a kitchen knife in its back?

It’s easy to forget the impact Carpenter’s 1978 movie had at the time. The film, with its hauntingly minimalist piano score and an understated performance from Jamie Lee Curtis, cemented so many »

- Ben Child

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John Carpenter rebooting Halloween once again for 2018 release

10 February 2017 1:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been rumoured and developed for some time, but the Halloween franchise is finally making its way back to the silver screen with original director John Carpenter serving as executive producer.

The horror maestro announced the project via Facebook.

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team,” he wrote. “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.” He added: “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.”

Halloween will be released on October 19th, 2018.

David Gordon Green is the »

- Luke Owen

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John Carpenter to present a new version of Halloween

9 February 2017 10:11 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

John Carpenter is to produce a new Halloween movie. David Gordon Green (Joe, Pineapple Express) and Danny McBride are also involved in the new version of the classic horror movie, based on an ‘exciting new pitch’.

Carpenter revealed more on his Facebook page as news of the project broke.

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.”

An October 2018 release date is being eyed for the reboot, and Carpenter may also get even more involved by doing the film’s music. »

- Paul Heath

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David Gordon Green and Danny McBride Reunite for New ‘Halloween’ Movie

9 February 2017 6:00 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Nearly four decades and ten movies later, the Halloween franchise is looking to get a much-needed jolt to the system. With the new king of studio horror, Blumhouse Productions, picking up the rights last year, they’ve now announced the talent behind the next film in the franchise — and it’s not who anyone expected. Check out original director John Carpenter‘s reveal below.

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 »

- Jordan Raup

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New Halloween Movie Gets Eastbound and Down Team to Write and Direct

9 February 2017 4:21 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In the biggest Wtf news of the week, it is being reported that David Gordon Green, the man responsible for such comedy classics as Pineapple Express and Your Highness, will direct the new horror sequel/reboot Halloween Returns, which brings iconic slasher Michael Myers back to the big screen. Green will be working from a script he co-wrote with comedic actor Danny McBride.

This is all very much real and true. And it was confirmed as such on Facebook by none other than horror maestro himself John Carpenter, who directed the 1978 classic that started it all, Halloween. The movie is being produced by Blumhouse on a relatively small budget. Here's what John Carpenter, who serves as a producer, had to say about the interesting move to bring in the creator and producer of HBO's hit series Eastbound & Down and Vice Principles.

"So you say you want a Revolution? You want »

- MovieWeb

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Halloween: reboot coming from Danny McBride, David Gordon Green

9 February 2017 4:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

John Saavedra Feb 10, 2017

A new Halloween movie is coming from Eastbound & Down's David Gordon Green and Danny McBride...

Despite the fact that several horror directors, including Oculus' Mike Flanagan and You're Next's Adam Wingard, were rumoured to be on the shortlist to direct the new Halloween movie, which is being produced by creator John Carpenter, the honour will actually go to Pineapple Express' David Gordon Green. In fact, Gordon Green is writing the script with his Eastbound & Down collaborator, the actor and writer Danny McBride

The news comes from Carpenter himself, who posted a short message to fans on his Facebook page. Said Carpenter in the announcement, "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."

The film will be »

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A new Halloween movie is officially on the way, but will John Carpenter be involved?

9 February 2017 4:03 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Josh Wilding

Good news for horror fans tonight as it’s been revealed that a new Halloween movie is on the way. David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) is directing, and he’s set to write the movie alongside frequent collaborator Danny McBride. The Alien: Covenant star has worked alongside the filmmaker on both Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, so this makes sense.

(It’s also a relief to know that this is that Danny McBride, and not the writer of Underworld).

Anyway, this new take on Halloween has a release date of October 19th, 2018, and original helmer John Carpenter took to Facebook to make the news official a little earlier today. The project has his seal of approval too, as the legendary director teased: “I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away. I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool.”

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- Josh Wilding

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New Halloween Movie Slated for October 19th, 2018, David Gordon Green to Direct

9 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

John Carpenter just gave Michael Myers fans a huge reason to mark their calendars by announcing an October 19th, 2018 release date for Blumhouse and Miramax's new Halloween movie, which will be directed by David Gordon Green (Joe, Pineapple Express) from a screenplay he's writing with Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant, Eastbound & Down).

In addition to executive producing the new Halloween film, Carpenter might also help guide the franchise he began back in 1978 by providing the music for the film. Green and McBride will also be executive producing the anticipated project, along with Malek Akkad and Jason Blum. We have the official press release below with full details, including Carpenter's initial announcement of Green and McBride's involvement:

Press Release (via HalloweenMovies.com): Los Angeles, February 9, 2017 – John Carpenter announced today via his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarpenterTheMasterofHorror/) that David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express »

- Derek Anderson

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John Carpenter Producing New ‘Halloween’ With ‘Eastbound & Down’ Team

9 February 2017 3:51 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Carpenter’s 1978 “Halloween” stands as one of the best horror films ever made. Now after decades of not being involved in the franchise, the filmmaker, who will executive produce a new installment, has announced that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have joined the new production.

Carpenter shared the news on his Facebook page, adding that Green and McBride, part of the “Eastbound & Down” team, shared their vision for the movie and blew him away.

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

- Liz Calvario

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New ‘Halloween’ Movie in the Works from David Gordon Green, Danny McBride

9 February 2017 3:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Gordon Green has come on board to direct “Halloween” for Miramax with an Oct. 19, 2018, release date.

Franchise originator John Carpenter made the announcement Thursday from his Facebook page. Gordon Green, whose credits include “Stronger,” “Our Brand Is Crisis” and “Pineapple Express” is teaming with Danny McBride to write the script.

As previously announced, Carpenter will executive produce with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and horror specialist Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Gordon Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

Zanne Devine and David Thwaites will oversee for Miramax, which is co-financing with Blumhouse.

Carpenter created the first “Halloween” in 1978 with financing by producer Moustapha Akkad. The 10 films have generated over $400 million in worldwide box office.

The original “Halloween” was directed by Carpenter from his own script about Michael Myers as he stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night. The film begins with »

- Dave McNary

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'Halloween' Remake Nabs David Gordon Green and Danny McBride to Direct and Write

9 February 2017 3:36 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Masked killer Michael Myers is coming back — again — in a new Halloween horror movie.

But this time, the talent quotient behind the camera will be higher than the normal slasher flick.

David Gordon Green, the co-creator of HBO's Eastbound & Down and director of movies such as Pineapple Express and Our Brand Is Crisis, will helm a new movie that will have a script co-written by him and frequent collaborator Danny McBride.

John Carpenter, the co-creator of the franchise who directed the 1978 original, made the announcement Thursday on his Facebook page.

"David and Danny both came »

- Borys Kit

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Newswire: John Carpenter entrusts Halloween to David Gordon Green and Danny McBride

9 February 2017 3:34 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In a truly unexpected turn of events, Deadline reports that Halloween creator John Carpenter has given Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green and his comedy partner Danny McBride his blessing to write the newest chapter in the Halloween saga, with Green set to direct. Carpenter explained the unusual choice in a Facebook post:

Carpenter promised a “back to basics” approach when the new movie was announced back in May of last year, an approach that seemingly includes putting two guys best known for their stoner-comedy genre hybrids in charge of a classic slasher franchise. It’s way too early to tell right now how this is going to turn out, but if Carpenter is looking to shake things up, this is...one way to do that.

The eleventh Halloween movie—which is still untitled—is set to premiere on October 19th, 2018.

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- Katie Rife

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M.I.A. Drops Thrilling ‘P.O.W.A’ Music Video

9 February 2017 11:16 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

M.I.A. is back with an epic new music video for her song “P.O.W.A”. Related: Aretha Franklin Retiring From Recording Music Perhaps best known for her hit song “Paper Planes”, which was featured in both “Slum Dog Millionaire” and “Pineapple Express”, M.I.A.’s new music video is a crazy blend of high-octane sound, scenic shots and a […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Cameraperson,’ ‘Loving,’ ‘The Lobster,’ and More

7 February 2017 1:06 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson)

A travelogue through one artist’s subconscious, Cameraperson is perhaps the most plural film of 2016 – a formal, tonal, situational, and pacing exercise that lulls viewers into thinking it’s set on one thing before turning towards seemingly new territory. And it never feels out-of-balance because director Kirsten Johnson has, by building this film around moments that “marked” her, granted such an intimate experience that it almost feels wrong to intellectualize much of anything that’s going on here, »

- The Film Stage

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