Good news for horror fans tonight as it’s been revealed that a new Halloween movie is on the way. David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) is directing, and he’s set to write the movie alongside frequent collaborator Danny McBride. The Alien: Covenant star has worked alongside the filmmaker on both Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, so this makes sense.

(It’s also a relief to know that this is that Danny McBride, and not the writer of Underworld).

Anyway, this new take on Halloween has a release date of October 19th, 2018, and original helmer John Carpenter took to Facebook to make the news official a little earlier today. The project has his seal of approval too, as the legendary director teased: “I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away. I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool.”

Miramax and Blumhouse are co-financing development and production of the new movie, and Gordon Green had this to say about taking on the iconic franchise. “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.” Bride meanwhile went on to add, “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, an unexpected pairing, but one we should probably be excited about given the quality of their past collaborations. Can it live up to the original? Who knows, but we can only hope…