The project is being scripted by comedian and actor Danny McBride and his writing partner David Gordon Green who is also set to direct. Carpenter is serving as an executive producer and creative consultant.
"We just love that original Halloween. There's something so scary about how simple it was. I had seen all the Halloween films. We really were studying all the sequels and stuff, just to see where it exactly it went wrong. It definitely kind of felt that, as the series went on, Michael Myers became like Frankenstein and he was like indestructible and I think the more indestructible he was, the less scary he became. And so David and I, our ambition is to strip it down and get it back to [being] grounded in reality, which I think makes it scarier," McBride said to Entertainment Weekly about the film.
Curtis announced in September on Twitter that she would be joining the film alongside a photo of herself standing outside a house with franchise killer Mike Myers standing behind her. "Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18," the actress wrote.