Ever since Danny McBride and David Gordon Green announced they were doing a new Halloween sequel, which would pick up apparently where the first one left off, the comedy duo have been giving strange, cryptic details about this new project.
Originally, the first two films were going to stay in McBride’s universe, which meant the underrated hospital-set follow up would be in this new canon. Then all sequels were going to be ignored. Then… John Carpenter himself claimed this new Halloween sequel would be set in an alternate reality… what?
Allow Danny BcBride to further confuse you, courtesy of Yahoo! Entertainment, saying “We’re kind of ignoring all the films past the first one. It picks up after the first one,” he adds, “but it’s sort of an alternate reality. It’s as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way.”
It’s a weird bit of new information that muddies up the waters even more. McBride is being intentionally dodgy about the questions, which is kind of fun, but his explanations just make fans wonder what the hell is going on. And, speaking of those fans, McBride and Green realize this fanbase won’t suffer any bullshit:
“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.”
Jamie Lee Curtis is coming back to play Laurie Strode, this we do know. Aside from that bit of news, it’s anyone’s guess what is going to go down here. I have faith, however, that McBride and Green will do this thing right.