We’ve long known that David Gordon Green’s Halloween, releasing this Halloween, is going to be operating as if every single film past the original Halloween does not exist. Instead, the John Carpenter and Blumhouse-produced film will follow directly in the wake of the original classic, taking place 40 years after that film’s events.
But even though Gordon Green’s movie will be retconning the events of every Halloween sequel, co-writer Danny McBride says it won’t be leaving them behind entirely.
“This picks up after the first one,” McBride just told Flickering Myth. “The Halloween franchise has kind of become a little bit of like choose your own adventure, you know like there’s some many different versions, and the timeline is so mixed up, we just thought it would be easier to go back to the source and continue from there.“
McBride added, “We do [reference the other movies]. For fans, we pay homage and respect to every Halloween that has been out there.”
Michael returns home on October 19, 2018.
Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode in this year’s Halloween, which will take place after the original classic and disregard *all* of the sequels. Judy Greer has been cast to play Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, while Andi Matichak recently landed the coveted role of the film’s young lead (daughter to Greer and granddaughter to Curtis).
The cast also includes Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Project Almanac, Marvel’s “Runaways”), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle, My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, Laggies, When We Rise), and Drew Scheid (“Stranger Things”, The War with Grandpa). They will be playing the friends of Matichak’s Allyson.
Nick Castle will return to the role of Michael Myers, while stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play Myers!
Will Patton has been cast to play a cop. Rob Niter will play a member of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. Rhian Rees is playing a character named Dana.
In Halloween, co-written by Danny McBride, “Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”