Danny McBride considered shooting two ‘Halloween’ movies back-to-back but realized that his initial plan for the franchise was premature.
Read on to see why Danny McBride had a change of heart on shooting ‘Halloween’ movies back-to-back…
CelebNMovies247.com has the latest from Danny McBride, 41, who co-wrote the much-anticipated new slasher film of the famed fictional character Michael Myers.
We love Danny McBride for going the distance with Halloween, but after watching the trailer, we are NOT confident the film will be as good as he hopes.
Here is what Danny McBride had to say on why they were going to shoot two Halloween films back-to-back:
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.
In March, Danny teased details of the new ‘Halloween’ movie, revealing it will ”pay homage” to all the films in the franchise.
The actor took over script-writing responsibilities for the reboot of the popular franchise – which has had 10 movies based around its story in total – and is set to take the story of babysitter Laurie Strode and white-masked murderer Michael Myers back to its roots.
He previously explained:
The ‘Halloween’ franchise of kind of become a little bit of like choose your own adventure, you know like there’s so many different versions, and the timeline is so mixed up, we just thought it would be easier to go back to the source and continue from there. It was nicer than knowing you’re working on ‘Halloween 11’, it just seemed cooler, ‘We’re making ‘Halloween 2′.’ We do [reference the other movies]. For fans, we pay homage and respect to every ‘Halloween’ that has been out there.
One thing horror movie lovers hate with franchise films is the fact that they get chopped and screwed too many time over. Friday The 13th has so many inconsistencies its a joke. As for Halloween, you have to go with 1, 2, and then jump to Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and end at Halloween: Resurrection. That is if you want to keep with the Laurie Strode storyline.
Halloween 3 is garbage and a waste of film. Halloween 4, 5, are decent and the Curse of Michael Myers is another waste of time. What horror franchises like Halloween and Friday The 13th show is that studio was greedy and hungry for another, but NEVER paid attention to consistency. Now, we have another Halloween movie paying homage? We have a gut feeling this is the end of the franchise and rebooting any 80s slashers from now on.
We would rather, Hollywood get a new idea and let Michael, Freddy, and Jason be horror movie history. These movies were super successful because they were new, and there was nothing like it before. Now, these are cult-classics, basically a cliche of horror films past, and needs to be just that, the past. There are so many movies that are NOT being looked at, that could be developed into a franchise, but the studio keeps rehashing the same old thing.