Halloween is taking a new stab at Michael Myers — and it’s ready to draw some fresh blood. In a new interview with Yahoo, actor and writer Danny McBride is shedding some light on the upcoming sequel, which he co-wrote with director David Gordon Green.
“It picks up after the first one, but it’s sort of an alternate reality. It’s as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way", says McBride. Set to be a final battle between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode (played again by returning legend Jamie Lee Curtis), McBride confirms that they are "kind of ignoring all the films past the first one."
The notion of an alternate reality in the Halloween franchise is interesting, as it gives the creative team the freedom from having to deal with the franchise's baggage, yet it also lets them keep necessary components like Curtis' iconic character, and a score by John Carpenter. Still, McBride and company are feeling the pressure.
"I just hope that we don’t f*** it up and piss people off," McBride said. "This is such a diehard fan base. You don’t want horror fans being your enemies because they show up at your house with masks on. We are diehard fans of Halloween. We’re watching all the sequels and where things have taken left turns here and there that maybe bites for fans, and at least trying to deliver what we would have wanted to see. Hopefully that will line up with most fans.”
Hopefully is right! Here's also hoping that the McBride home will not be besieged by horror fans in this reality, or in any alternative ones.