While on the set of Halloween earlier this year, EW spoke to McBride about his idea for the entire franchise going forward. As it turned out, the creative team (which consists of himself, Green, and co-writer Jeff Fradley) originally planned on pitching Halloween as two movies that would shoot back-to-back.
“We were going to shoot two of them back-to-back,” said McBride. “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.”
The idea of filming sequels back-to-back isn't entirely new in today's landscape. Peter Jackson famously shot the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy at once, and spread the footage out over the course of three films in three years. Marvel Studios took the same approach to the third and fourth Avengersfilms. Both Infinity War and Avengers 4 were filmed at the same time, but they will come out one year apart from one another
Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, is set to hit theaters on October 19.
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