We broke the news here weeks ago that Scout Taylor-Compton will be returning in H2 as Laurie Strode and that Malcolm McDowell will return as Dr. Sam Loomis. In a new interview with Rob Zombie, he confirms our report and explains what type of role Compton’s character will have in the sequel to his remake of HALLOWEEN, which hits theaters August 28th.After surviving the attack of her brother, Laurie is now a mess as Zombie explains, “now she’s not the happy-go-lucky girl, now she’s very fucked up famous person, trying to make sense of this,” he tells Icons of Fright.
“She hasn’t seen the script yet, so she’s not sure what’s happening. But I put a lot of good stuff into her character. It’s a real kick-ass film.”
Zombie continues talking about where the film picks up. “It takes place over some time, but it starts that night and then essentially, I mean… the first one, Laurie has no idea what just happened. But then she wakes up the next day and someone’s going, “Oh by the way, your parents are dead. All your friends are dead. And actually, your brother is uh, Charles Manson.” (Laughs) You know? “How do you feel about that?” See what I mean?”
In the official press release the synopsis explained that the new film picks up right as the first remake ended, following the aftermath of Michael Myers’ murderous rampage through the eyes of the sister he hunted.
As for Malcolm McDowell returning as Dr. Sam Loomis, Zombie explains that his deal isn’t signed yet (even though we’ve been told he’s already secured for three films), but he’ll most likely return.
“Most likely. It’s one of those things… I don’t know who’s back until everyone’s signs their deal! (Laughs) You never know what’s going to happen. I mean, me and Malcolm… Malcolm’s a wonderful guy, and we’re still good friends through this whole thing. We talk about it all the time. I’m pretty sure Malcolm is going to be back. But you never know.“