Halloween 2018 Originally Incorporated All The Sequels: PART ONE -
Like most films during pre-production, David Gordon Green’s Halloween went through various script treatments, and at one point followed the continuity of the previous sequels. For that, the creative team behind this film decided to ignore all sequels and remakes – so, essentially, this one would be Halloween II. Rebooting one of the most famous and beloved franchises in the horror genre is not an easy task, and the writers had to go through various script ideas until they finally decided to directly follow the original film. Ahead of his San Diego Comic-Con appearance with Universal Pictures, writer and director David Gordon Green spoke to THR about the creative process behind this new Halloween. Green explained the writing process took approximately eight months and 80 drafts, in which he and writer Danny McBride explored many different ways they could go as well as different characters. But leaving the sequels and remakes behind was not always part of the original plan. Green explained: “We started incorporating all the follow-ups and then it got overwhelming trying to engineer something that made sense. Some of the plot points became a little stretched thin as the franchise went on. And so ultimately finding those frustrations, [Danny] McBride came to me and just said, ‘What’s the Michael Myers movie that you really want to see?’ Halloween I was, to me, the most pure and, in a lot of ways, the most simple. I get the real connection with the terror of a movie that isn’t so lost in its own mythology”.