One of the more diverse and thereby surprising filmmakers working today is David Gordon Green. After receiving his share of acclaim early in his career with the indie films George Washington, All The Real Girls, and Undertow, Green has branched out and tried his hands at various genres. Whether he’s dabbling in political satire (Our Brand Is Crisis) or delving into the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman (Stronger), Green always seems to change it up with each successive film. His latest journey has led him to Halloween.
“The most intimidating part of tackling a franchise like Halloween is how to bring your own fingerprint to it,” said Green. “So many stories have been told of Michael Myers. So much mythology has evolved. How can I make something that feels intimate and epic. My goal was to strip it down to its core essence of evil, tell a story that felt personally self-indulgent and bring great collaborators on board.”
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Produced by Jason Blum, co-written by Danny McBride (with music composed by Halloween filmmaker John Carpenter), Halloween opens nationwide October 19.