Next year’s Halloween sequel has reportedly moved its release date target to Halloween night. If this new release date holds, the film would become the first in franchise history to actually open in theaters on the titular holiday. It would also be the first entry in the storied slasher series to open in October at all since 1989’s Halloween 5. For whatever reason, Dimension Films has thought Halloween to be a better fit for any month other than October for the last 28 years, which kind of boggles the mind.
The as yet still untitled new Halloween film will be directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Green and Danny McBride. Both men are far more well known for their work in comedy than anything else, but at the time of their announcement as part of the project, franchise creator John Carpenter personally endorsed their pitch for the next chapter in the Michael Myers legacy. Carpenter remains creatively involved, serving as an executive producer and providing feedback for the script. This will be the first Halloween effort with any Carpenter involvement since 1982’s divisive, Michael Myers-less sequel Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
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