News about the new Halloween keeps on pouring in and I know that HCF’s Ross Hughes just cannot contain his excitement, in fact I think he’s going to make himself ill if he goes on at this rate.
Anyway, following on from the generally well received trailer that was released last Friday comes some interesting news courtesy of co-writer Danny McBride, who was interviewed by ‘Entertainment Weekly’ and revealed that they almost shot two Halloween movies instead of one.
“We were going to shoot two of them back-to-back. Then we were like, Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This could come out, and everyone could hate us, and we’d never work again. So, let’s not have to sit around for a year while we wait for another movie to come out that we know people aren’t going to like. So, we were like, Let’s learn from this, and see what works, and what doesn’t. But we definitely have an idea of where we would go with this branch of the story and hopefully we get a chance to do it.”
Well, in any case, it’s exciting to know that some ideas for a follow-up are already in place, even if Laurie Strode will most definitely be absent. Also interested in further Halloweens is producer Malek Akkad, who was asked what he thought of the fact that Michael Myers character is 61 years old in the new film. He replied:
“I think absolutely it’s a terrifying prospect. I mean, you can look at someone like a Mickey Rourke, not that he’s terrifying; someone who’s fit and at that age and there’s something very creepy about that. I think it’s exciting because it gives us more options and things that we can do later… and hopefully this won’t be the last one.”
So it seems that we’ll definitely be getting a sequel or sequels unless this Halloween is a total disaster – and I’ve had a good feeling about it once I recovered from the news that it was taking place on an alternative timeline to the other sequels, ignoring even the very fine Halloween 2. We’ll find out on October 19th.