It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen Michael Myers on the big screen. He was last featured in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II back in 2009, but by all accounts, that film was absolute garbage.
It was announced back in February that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride would be rebooting the film, then later confirmed that the movie would be a sequel – not a reboot.
Now, it appears that we have a target release date (via Business Insider) for the film – and it’s all too fitting:
The movie will definitely be interesting, as McBride said that Michael Myers won’t be immortal in the film:
“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There’s a lot of room for improvement. David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original.”
“It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn’t corny and it wasn’t turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed. That stuff to me isn’t scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen.”
If they’re looking for someone to play the character – Halloween H20 actor Chris Durand told us back in July that he’d be up for it:
“I would love to do it again if the situation were right. I had such a good cast and I got Jamie Lee Curtis back, so that’s kinda’ hard to beat. There is a new version coming up, which may kind of take it back to its roots and if that’s the case – it would be fun to do. In terms of the sequels, I think I probably lucked out and got the best I can.”
We’ll keep you posted on everything that happens with the film.