Danny McBride hopes he doesn't "f**k" up his upcoming 'Halloween' movie.

Danny McBride

Danny McBride

The 40-year-old actor-and-comedian has co-written the next instalment of the popular franchise - which was started off by horror legend John Carpenter back in 1978 - with director David Gordon Green, and McBride admits he's very wary that he doesn't "piss people off" with his interpretation of serial killer Michael Myers.

Speaking to Yahoo.com, McBride said: "I just hope that we don't f**k it up and p**s people off. This is such a diehard fan base. You don't want horror fans being your enemies because they show up at your house with masks on.

"We are diehard fans of 'Halloween'. We're watching all the sequels and where things have taken left turns here and there that maybe bites for fans, and at least trying to deliver what we would have wanted to see. Hopefully that will line up with most fans."

McBride maybe best known for his comedy work, including his lead role as Kenny Powers in 'Eastbound & Down', but has said his interpretation of 'Halloween' is a "straight horror".

He said: "I think you should be very scared. I mean, this isn't a comedy at all. I think there was, like, maybe one joke on the page, but the rest is straight horror. So hopefully it gets in people's heads and keeps them up late at night."

The original movie began with scenes showing six-year-old Michael Myers murder his 17-year-old sister and, after being locked away in a high security mental institute for 15 years, escaped and returned to his hometown to find his next victims, targeting babysitters on Halloween evening.

But the white-masked killer meets his match in babysitter Laurie Strode - portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis.

In September, Curtis revealed she will be reprising her role for one final battle with Myers.

Curtis has reprised her famous role three times since Carpenter's original, in 1981's 'Halloween II', 1998's 'Halloween H20: 20 Years Later' and 2002's 'Halloween: Resurrection' but the new film from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures is being billed as the "final" Halloween.

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