While I didn’t like the new Halloween much for reasons described elsewhere, it was a hit and I expected that Danny McBride and David Gordon Green would return as screenwriters, and that Green would also direct again. However, according to ‘Collider’, the new Halloween 2 will have a new writer working on it – Scott Teems, who also wrote the upcoming Firestarter remake.
So at the moment we have no idea what sort of involvement David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will have in the next film. In the lead up to the release of the last one they stated that they would be all for a sequel as long as they had an idea for it, and Jamie Lee Curtis said that she would come back if Green returned as director. Of course the fact that they’ve hired a new writer doesn’t mean that Green and McBride are completely out, but it does raise questions about how much their involvement will be in the next film, and it is a little strange. This is certainly one story we’ll try to keep a close eye on.