That’s right, Danny McBride has found a way of controlling both space and time and is currently plotting to travel back to 1978 to change the original ending of Carpenter’s “Halloween.” Okay, it’s not that extreme, but it looks like the new “Halloween” movie may alter how the ending of the original “Halloween” played out.
While speaking with Yahoo, Danny McBride (who is currently writing the next installment in the ‘Halloween’ series) spoke about how the new film would fit into the continuity of the originals. It’s been previously mentioned that the new film would largely ignore the later sequels, but now it looks like it may even change bits of the original. Here’s what he had to say:
We’re kind of ignoring all the films past the first one. 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.
And if at this very moment you’re getting your pitchforks and torches ready, you can rest assured that Danny is very aware of how hardcore some horror fans can be.
I just hope that we don’t f*** it up and piss people off. 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.
So it doesn’t sound like Danny McBride and his writing partner David Gordon Green are doing something drastic like totally re-writing the third act of Halloween. If anything, I’m guessing it’ll expand upon the part where Michael seemingly disappears. My theory is that they’ll shed more light on that moment in order to bring the film to present day. Either way, it sounds like Danny and David have an extreme reverence for the original film, so whatever they’re going to do, I’m sure will respect the original.
“Halloween” will hit theaters October 19, 2018.