Well, this is interesting. Danny McBride and David Gordon Green are writing a new Halloween movie, with Green serving as director. Seems a bit surprising right? Brace yourselves. The surprising part is horror icon and slight curmudgeon John Carpenter, has given his rare approval of the latest reboot of the 1978 horror classic.

Carpenter heaped some high praise on the concept that was pitched and took to his Facebook to announce the project.

So you say you want a Revolution?
You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again?
Well so do I.
So here’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for:
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team.  David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct.  I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed.
David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and… WOW.  They get it.  I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away.
I might even do the music.  Maybe. It could be kind of cool.
And you’ll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018.”
David Gordon Green said: “John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ was a monumental horror film experience for me and millions of film fans. It’s an honor to be working with this creative team to carve a new path in the tale of Michael Myers.

Danny McBride had some words of reassurance to offer as well. 

David and I are thrilled to step outside of our comedic collaborations and dive into a dark and vicious horror. Nobody will be laughing.

So, there you have it nerds. It's hard not to be excited about this movie. McBride and Gordon have a slew of great writing credits between them and Green is a solid director, so no worries there. Add the crunchy goodness of an OG Horror meister and we could be looking at a true return to form for the Haddonfield Boogeyman.