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Judy Greer in Talks to Play Laurie Strode’s Daughter in ‘Halloween’!

Awesome casting news. MASSIVE plot detail.

Deadline reports tonight that Judy Greer (Jurassic World) is in negotiations to join Jamie Lee Curtis in director David Gordon Green’s Halloween, set to begin filming in just a few weeks in South Carolina.

As previously announced, Curtis is reprising the role of Laurie Strode, while Greer is in talks to play Laurie’s daughter, Karen Strode!

This is the first we’ve heard of Laurie’s daughter being involved in the new film, which we assume is going to disregard all the movies past the original Halloween 2.

In the franchise “reinvention“…

“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.”

The film was written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. Last we heard, John Carpenter may provide the score.

Carpenter is executive producing the new film with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Gordon Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

Michael Myers returns on October 19, 2018.



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  • Dammit. I was really hoping that this film wouldn’t just be another ‘Michael hunting his family’ storyline, and that the franchise would finally go in a different direction. Surely, they can more with Michael Myers than having him hunt the Strodes. And didn’t Danny McBride say that Michael was scarier before he had a motive and before we knew Laruie was his sister, and that this film would take him back to his roots? Given that this is a confirmed sequel to Halloween II (1981), none of his statements have made any sense.

    • Khy

      Let’s just wait and see what happens.

      • He also said (oddly enough) that Michael was scary because he was human and not a supernatural force of nature, which is exactly what he was in the original. It was the Rob Zombie films that made him human. I’ve been excited for this film, but everything Danny McBride has been saying has been bizarre and contradictory to every other news we’ve been getting.

        • Khy

          I understand, but I think it’s just one of those cases where we just have to wait and see. At the end of the day, talk doesn’t mean much of anything either way. If every thing has been bizarre and contradictory then perhaps it’s safe to say that we just don’t know the whole story yet.

          • Fair point. Everything being said, I always reserve final judgement for the film itself.

          • DukeStKing

            Yeah! Don’t you know you’re not entitled to your own thoughts?

          • WondrousPoop

            That was one of the most civil discussions I’ve ever seen on this site. Chill your panties, Queen.

          • DukeStKing

            I think you guys take all of this wayyyyy too personal. Name calling by a man who goes by the moniker Wondrous Poop? Classic.

          • WondrousPoop

            Um bae, you’re the one that tried to fan a flame that wasn’t there.

          • Oh no, I stand by everything I said. The only thing I said was that I reserve final judgement for the film itself. There have been movies that I have been hyped for that turned out to be utter shit. There are movies I expected to be utter shit that have turned out good.

            I’m not retracting anything – With them casting Laurie’s daughter, they aren’t moving away from the ‘Michael hunting his family’ thing anytime soon (which is unfortunate) and Danny McBride’s statements have been very contradictory to everything else announced. I’m starting to wonder if there isn’t some studio-creator battle going on behind-the-scenes.

          • Khy

            Darkknight2149 I hope you know I 100% have nothing against you voicing your opinion and hope I didn’t come off negatively.

          • I didn’t mean to suggest you did. I just didn’t like what Duke was implying about me not having my own thoughts.

          • Khy

            I think he was suggesting that I was trying to censor you or shut you down or something lol. I think he was trying to get drama going.
            Well that failed lol! All good!

    • pablitonizer

      Jamie’s return was the official sign they’re still holding the brother-sister bond… who knows all the things that changed since Danny talked about the film. And wasn’t john who actually made this plot twist in the film? I mean, I know he didn’t direct H2 but he was the one who gave this idea to the studio, right? if not, someone educate me please

      • Well, of course the brother-sister thing is still canon (this is a sequel to H2). That doesn’t mean they have to continue down the same road as all the other sequels, especially when Danny McBride (who should be called Danny Mc-Contradiction at this point) stated that they wanted to take Michael back to his roots from before he had a motive. If he’s not hunting other victims by now, that’s seems rather impossible. If he’s still hunting the Strodes, he clearly has a motive.

      • Adam Clifton

        You’re probably right. Empire Strikes Back came out a year before Halloween 2 and the Vader revelation shocked many. Perhaps this was the inspiration

    • John Connor

      Watch Resurrection for a main non-family plotline.

  • pablitonizer

    what a shocker! They’re really building a brand new life to Laurie Strode…I love her return, but I think it’s a mistake to erase H20 from existence, it had Nancy Stephens on it and at least some Dr Loomis’ references. Don’t know what to feel, I’m so hyped but at the same time so confused…

    • Adam Clifton

      Nancy Stephens can return now if H20 never happened.

      • pablitonizer

        GOD HEARS YOU! That’d be EPIC to me, there’s something about her character that I truly love but don’t know what that is hahaha

        • Adam Clifton

          Just to have her say, ‘I got the information wrong. Turns out Michael isn’t Laurie Strode’s brother after all.’ #plottwist

  • Khy

    Perfect casting!
    Very interested in this.

    • pablitonizer

      I like her too, but I’m curious if they’re attaching young actors as well… the franchise needs to survive for younger generations I guess…

      • Khy

        I’m pretty sure they’ll be hiring younger actors.
        Laurie as a matter fact is old enough to definitely have a grand-daughter so it wouldn’t surprise me if she’s the grandmother.

        • pablitonizer

          a whole generation of Strodes being stalked by Michael…could Laurie die in this one?

          • Khy

            Imagine if he kills Laurie’s entire family. Her husband, her daughter, her granddaughter…the fucking family dog.
            And she’s just left standing lol. Talk about ruthless.

          • J Jett

            Khy, holy crap(!!) that would be mind-fuckingly depressing! LOL. i’m not saying i don’t like your suggestion of Laurie’s entire family being wiped out by Michael but….yeah, you said it…RUTHLESS! 🙂
            as long as either Laurie and/or Judy Greer comes out on top/surviving then i’ll be happy with that.

  • Yasss! She’s amazing and underused! Happy to hear this!

  • Vincent Kane

    IDK this might be all I see when I hear her voice…

    https://m.popkey.co/9c60a2/dW7GR.gif

  • Bart Crowe

    One step closer to Archer vs. Michael Myers.

  • Jordan KO

    Confirmed it’s a comedy! All I need to know is will Danny McBride be playing Michael or the hero?

    • J Jett

      Jordan, are you joking around that it’s a comedy because of Judy Greer’s possibly being cast as Laurie jr.? i know some people have only really known Greer in more comedic/lighthearted roles but she’s actually VERY good in dramatic roles as well.

    • Danny McBride has already stated that this is not a horror-comedy. Then again, some of the statements he has given about the film have been pretty bizarre and contradictory to everything else we’ve hearing, so I guess we shouldn’t fully trust him until we know more.

    • Neckbeard The Terrible

      Dude, McBride as Myers is genius!

    • John Connor

      He’ll be playing Michael Myers, mutilating the Halloween series.

  • J Jett

    JUDY GREER IS FUCKING AWESOME! please let this casting news come true! Judy is one of the most talented and versatile actresses working today. she can do comedy, drama, horror roles seemingly effortlessly. i think she’d be a great fit as Laurie’s daughter! this movie (IF Greer is cast) just became a kajillion times more “MUST SEE!” for me. 🙂

    • Barry El Beardo

      I LOVE her in Arrested Development as Kitty. I even thought she was fun in Wes Cravens Cursed! And Jawbreaker….yaaaaas!

  • Khy

    Throughout all three timelines she’s featured in, Laurie has different kids. Haha.

    I can see the heart warming touching gif sets of Jamie, John, and Laurie’s new daughter all over tumblr already. The feels.

  • AJLO

    Horrible Casting Choice SMH !
    … Why can’t they just cast Danielle Harris like cmon !!!!
    #HALLOWEENmovie
    #HALLOWEENRETURNS

    • Khy

      Yet you haven’t even read the script or the character sides or seen her audition but…yup HORRIBLE CASTING!
      Da fuck?

      • AJLO

        Your comment is a fcking joke. Stfu

        • augster3

          Yup. One that went WAY over your head.

    • Because this isn’t the same character. It’s not even the same studio or continuity.

      • Pat Rossi

        I know it’s a new continuity but they still could of brought her character into this continuity. So just because its not the same continuity doesn’t give them an excuse. I usually wait to judge casting choices, but I just can’t see this one working. I just can’t buy her as Laurie’s daughter, and haven’t been impressed with her in anything I’ve seen.

        • AJLO

          XACTLY !!! My point !

        • It gives them plenty of excuse. They have no obligation to bring in some non-canon character from movies made by a different studio just because people like Danielle Harris. You and I don’t even know what direction they are going or what they are doing with the character. As far as we know, the only thing they have in common is being Laurie’s daughter.

        • On that note –
          If a random reality show host appears, I’m sure they have no excuse not to cast Busta Rhymes. And if a random psychiatrist appears, they have no excuse not to cast Donald Pleasant’s corpse.

          That’s pretty much these “Danielle Harris” complaints in a nutshell.

    • gasp

      um because she got retcon lol. They’re ignoring all the movies except for the first 2.

      • AJLO

        Duhhh stupid! For the last fcking time we already know the movie takes place after 2 , ignoring the sequels. That’s NOT the fcking point! Everybody knows Danielle is the better actress for this over Judy who isn’t even that great an actress esp for a Horror franchise such as Halloween! Casting her is a joke !

    • Christian

      Because Danielle Harris is a b-movie actress. Get over it.

      • AJLO

        Shut TF UP. The only person who is a B movie actress is that Judy bitch. When has she ever had a lead role in any horror movie you dumb fcking cunt. FCK outta here. Look up the proper definition if b movie actress before misusing it. Last time I checked Just wasnt A list so your argument fails. Now have several fcking seats. Everybody knows Danielle is a better actress than Judy. The only movie she’s even remembered from is jawbreaker which came out in 19fcking9. So stfu stupid cunt.

        • Christian

          Triggered!!! Judy Greer has been in Ant-Man, Jurassic World, Tomorrowland and has done motion capture for the recent Apes movies. Meanwhile Danielle Harris stars in shitty straight to video garbage.

          • John Connor

            Seriously, I don’t remember her in any of those movies.

          • Christian

            Is that her fault? Nope. Sounds more like a problem with your brain. Do you often forget things?

  • Brey Compton Arriaga

    OMG!!!! This is awesome! Judy Greer is amazing, and I’m sure she would play very good Laurie’s daughter, she has the looks of being a myers/strode, excellent choice even thought it would’ve been crazier to bring back Danielle as Laurie’s daughter one more time <3

  • Frank Bautista

    Isn’t she a little too old to be Laurie’s daughter if Laurie gave birth sometime after 1978 (1979 at the earliest), and Greer being born in 75. She’s old than both Danielle (77) and Josh (78), who both were able to portray a child born (1979+) given that 10-11 year old could play a younger role, as can a 19-20 year old play a Senior in HS.

    I’m not against Judy, but they are going to have to write the character to be, at her OLDEST, 38 years old.

    • WondrousPoop

      You’re adorable.

    • Michael Singer

      There’s a 16 year age difference between her and JLC (and it’s not like actors always play characters who are the exact same age as them anyway). So no, it’s doable here.

      Heck Sean Connery is only 12 years older than Harrison Ford, and yet he played the latter’s father in the third Indiana Jones film, and it worked out great.

  • Creepshow

    Any movie, that tells you to forget stories that you were previously fed….is destined for sub-par returns.

    Maybe someone can invent a Total Recall machine, and erase everyone’s memories of past atrocities.

    • Matt

      Ooh, you had me right up until ‘atrocities.’ I thought 4 – 6 (yes, even 6) were good, mindless fun. But whether good, or bad, I don’t like retconning.

      • drew

        I forgot every movie after 2 the second the credits rolled.

        • Creepshow

          C’mon, you’re fibbing. Everyone remembers Halloween III. For good or bad.

          • drew

            I love H3 lol I was talking about the Myers movies.

          • Creepshow

            Oh. If that’s the case, then easily forgettable.

        • DukeStKing

          Exactly. Halloween and Halloween 2 were the only ones I viewed multiple times. And to a lesser extent, 3. Which is still a favorite as a standalone. But everything after that? 1 maybe 2 viewings max. Some by accident. So I’ll have no trouble forgetting those storylines. Or those horrible, horrible masks.

      • Creepshow

        I must clarify. That was more of a blanket statement, for all of the the movies that are following that pattern now.

        • Matt

          Thank you for the clarification good sir, duly noted. 🙂

  • The Night King

    Give William Shatner a role. The irony would be fun.

    • WondrousPoop

      Irony must be the most misused word on the internet.

      • John Connor

        Ironic coming from you.

        • WondrousPoop

          Nah. You find a therapist yet?

    • Selina x

      He should play a retired Sheriff Brackett….very ying/yang!!

    • John Connor

      He should play Michael’s father: “My… boy… looks… just… like me.”

  • RJ MacReady

    Great casting choice. I think she’ll be great.
    On a seperate note, won’t Michael Myers be pushing 70 by now according to the timeline?

    • Pretty much, unless they do what Texas Chainsaw 3D did by retconning the original as taking place somewhere in the late-1980s/early 90s.

      • RJ MacReady

        I thought about that, but it would be tough to do considering JLC’ s age and the fact she has an adult daughter. I’m assuming it takes place in modern day, but who knows.

        • True. In the two originals, it was implied that Michael Myers had some level of supernatural endurance. But, if Danny McBride’s statements are anything to go by, they are going to go the Rob Zombie route of making him human. Then again, a lot of his statements have seemed contradictory and Michael being human raises a lot of questions of how he even survived the first two films. They might just ignore the age thing, and trust that audiences won’t notice that he is pushing 70 years of age.

          • Michael Singer

            He was stated to be 21 during the original (which took place in 1978). So he’d be 60/61 in 2018 (depending on when his exact birthday is).

          • That’s still pretty old. As mentioned, the most likely option is them just ignoring the age thing, or making this film the ‘final’ death of Michael. I doubt they’ll do this, but wouldn’t it be a major twist if they announce that Michael Myers isn’t even the killer in the new film?

            That would explain some of McBride’s contradictory statements, like saying Michael is human in the new film (when a human couldn’t survive what he went through in the first two films) or saying that Michael was scarier before you knew his motive of killing his family (when the Strodes are returning in the new film).

          • Barry El Beardo

            Maybe after getting his eyes shot out, he’ll have a walking cane and a zimmer frame? Could be a good way to make him slowly stalk again

          • Michael Singer

            Not really. Guys like Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren are older than that, and yet they still look like they could kick your a**. And they’re not vaguely superhuman like Michael is.

            And they could always work it into the story. Show that he needs to get more creative now because he’s slower than he used to be (also his injuries at the end of Halloween II could play into that as well).

            Also in the original, he doesn’t really do that much which would require him to be super-young. He mostly stalks his victims and then ambushes them or kills them when they’re not prepared. You can be older and still pull that off.

          • That’s another great point! If he is human, why the hell isn’t he still blind? Is he going to have two bionic eyeballs?

          • Mr. Red Right Hand

            pull a copy cat killer like
            roy from friday part 5?

          • RJ MacReady

            Good points, hopefully they will stick with the ‘supernatural’ Myers. If anything, I’m hoping JC will help steer this in the right direction.

    • Nicolas Caiveau

      No. He’ll be 61 in the new movie. An he’s supernatural, so it doesn’t matter.

  • Jordan KO

    Forget this! Bring back Danielle Harris & Josh Hartnett!!!

    • dukeblues

      Danielle sure, Josh…. no thanks

    • John Connor

      Yes!
      Danielle should play the grown up test-tube baby created by Thorn via Michael and Jamie.

  • Tony Harley

    Poor Danielle shafted again.

    • J Jett

      i absolutely love Danielle Harris but how is she being shafted again? i’m not asking that in a sarcastic way. i sincerely want to know (i admit i haven’t really paid too much attention to this franchise since part 5).

      • John Connor

        They have an opportunity to reunite mother and daughter in some way and they fuck up again.

      • Tony Harley

        I’m not saying they purposefully screwed her over or anything lol I just wish we could see her with Laurie as mother and daughter. If Laurie’s coming back why not bring back her beloved daughter instead of a new character? I guess they just did it to make it less confusing than it already is continuity wise idk.

        But she was screwed over for 6 when they wouldn’t pay her what she wanted after already doing 2 films, her character was raped by Michael to have his child and then killed gruesomely and then in H20 a scene of her existence being acknowledged was cut. Thankfully she came back for the remake and 2 and was basically the best parts imo.

    • This is not the same character, so no she isn’t.

      • Tony Harley

        might as well have used her again since she was already her daughter. you can ignore 4 while still using jamie. just like they’re now using a kara strode even though 6 doesn’t exist and this time she’s laurie’s daughter and not her cousin.

        • “She’s her daughter… so they might as well use Danielle Harris” is a massive leap in logic. Jamie Lee Curtis is playing the same character she did in the original films. The character that Greer is in talks for is entirely unrelated to the Harris character, aside from being Laurie’s daughter. For all we know, that’s the only thing they have in common.

          It’s like saying “A reality TV host appears in the new film… Might as well use Busta Rhymes”.

          • Tony Harley

            We’ll see when the time comes. You can’t blame me for wanting to see Jamie Lee Curtis and Danielle Harris finally meet lol.

          • That would admittedly be cool.

  • Selina x

    OK so contradictions and reports aside my two cents are that this is hopeful, even exciting. The news that John may not just be synthing his way through another check but actually synthing the shit out of this has me giddy! In any world that allows a new Halloween score by him has my money several times. My cynicism may kick in if this news may result in a depressing no and they get some current Superhero scorer for the bargain price of selling out the franchise before it hits cinemas… Again! My point is the score of the 78 vintage is a damn major player on a par with the characters. John should be categorically saying He is doing it, And we are only weeks away from shoot. Even if the score is considered in post ed and not via communications along shoot I would hope for some clarity on this issue to really by 100% behind. Anywho JLC on deck is damn irresistible tbh and I shall remain a half glass full of pumpkin juice. If anything hopefully it will be Myers kicking ass, Laurie bringing game to all final girl pretenders, and its not completely fucked in the face like some 2002 sequel that still makes me cry. We may have a winner, who knows? Come along John. Get your jazz hands out!

  • drew

    Halloween 4 and 5 suck. Stop with all this bring back Danielle Harris crap.

    • dukeblues

      Actually, 4 was great and 5 was underrated. H20 was pure garbage though

      • drew

        Sorry man H4 blows lol

      • Halloween 4 and H20 weren’t bad. Halloween 5 was just awful, though.

      • John Connor

        It’s so rare to see someone on the net praise 5.
        I absolutely fucking love it.
        My favorites are 3, 5, and the theatrical cut of RZH2.
        I love those so damn much.

        • Mr. Red Right Hand

          zombie’s theatrical h2 was such a great film

    • Halloween 4 wasn’t that bad. Danielle Harris is great but I agree that there is no reason to bring her back, since this is not the same character. If this were her son, people wouldn’t be asking where Josh Hartnett (Halloween H20) is at.

    • John Connor

      5 is the best of the Michael Myers films.

      • Adam Pruitt

        5 was better than 4 but The orginal Halloween was the best followed by Halloween 2 hope this new one is good when it comes out

        • John Connor

          The atmosphere and tone achieved in Halloween II is very impressive and some of the absolute best stuff in the series.
          I would rank it above the first because it feels like a natural continuation as if it was shot as one film (which is what I thought when first seeing them back to back).

          But 5 is so wonderful in every way.
          Its the most aesthetically beautiful with its cinematography and direction. The actors, the tone, the stakes… There’s already an established connection to the characters that I adore.
          I really love the gothic tone and Michael ‘s mask is the best. It looks like some malevolent evil shaped/stretched it to look more human.
          It’s the most emotional of the films.
          When Rachel is alone in that house in the afternoon and she knows someone is there and its just super calm and quiet… it feels more real and terrifying than anything throughout the series.

          What’s really scary is how its seemingly hated by so many people.

          • Adam Pruitt

            Yeah plus Rachel is Hot in 5 especally when she has nothing but that Towel on and when She was in the Shower lol but yeah i thought 5 was good but 2 was Great but I love the First Orginal Halloween He just seems so scary and creepy and michael gets bonus points for driving that station wagon HEY CREEP SPEED KILLS!! Then Michael slams on the Breaks then just drives on lol BTW you can if like add me on Facebook just search my Email adampruitt791@gmail.com

    • The chicken man

      4 is one of the best of the series.

  • AlanClague

    Nothing but a bunch of whiny faggots on this site.

  • Selina x

    Halloween 4 is one of my favourite trashy sequels. I still smile at Michael’s shocked white hair look in the School…I guess he had a hair-brush with a science lab or some crap!

    • To be honest, Michael looked pretty ridiculous in all of the post-H2 sequels until Resurrection and the 2007 remake. The H20 mask was particularly laughable.

      https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13291604_f520.jpg

      • Daxtreme

        Yuck! I hated how you could see his eyes.

      • John Connor

        “Like zoinks, Scoob !!”

      • The chicken man

        That expression is priceless. 🙂

  • Aaron King

    Love Judy, but this is super odd. H20 was a big hit and Jamie Lee Curtis’s idea. Now we’re supposed to pretend that one didn’t happen either? This must be a really good script for Jamie to go along with that retcon.

    • Anthony Steven Malave

      You have to remember that they screwed JLC with H20. The plan was for her to officially kill him – up until filming was about to begin, when they told her “Well… we can’t kill him. So we’ll make it LOOK LIKE you killed him.” – something she was not happy with.

      There’s a HorrorHound Q&A on youtube where she discusses the whole mess and how she couldn’t really back out because people were hired and the movie was already set to be made. I get the feeling that aside from a hefty paycheck, she may finally get to do what she wanted to – and if they want him to live on, they can just continue the 4-6 or Resurrection story line.

      • Michael Singer

        Also if you ignore Resurrection but keep H2O, then you really cannot do another sequel because Michael got his head chopped off with an axe. He was freaking DEAD!!

        • Adam Pruitt

          But remember in Resurrection it shows a flashback and it was the ambulance driver wearing michael’s Mask and not him He had allready gone

          • Michael Singer

            Yeah but that’s the thing. 1. That retcon was stupid and made no sense, and 2. Some people are arguing that they should keep H2O in-continuity but ignore Resurrection. And I was pointing out that you cannot really do that because if you do, then Michael is dead.

          • Adam Pruitt

            Yeah but I think that this new halloween will pickup after Halloween 2 it will be in 2018 so like 37 years later. part 4 5 6 H2O and Resurrection will be ignored and I never really cared for any of them Except Halloween and Halloween 2 4 was lame and 5 was ok I guess 6 was not good at all and H2O ok i guess and Resurrection was awful

    • The H20 continuity was ruined by Resurrection. Plus, the two John Carpenter films are the classics and they’re probably going in a different direction than H20 regardless. And with Carpenter himself involved, it’s much better than them throwing out everything with a second reboot.

      • Dre Darrell

        Damn that Resurrection film. Damn it to hell! Lol

  • Love Judy Greer! Although I’m not happy to be throwing out H20 with 4-6….I’m still pretty damn pumped for this new one.

    • MySelfDestruct

      At this point, I really think the only way to make another film is to ignore the rest of them. Trying to make a film and keep up with the confusing mythology at this point would be a nightmare.

  • Matty Ice 2016

    I hope Jaime wears that outfit the entire movie

    • Will Friday2

      Yes, me too…because only the best final girls wear light blue shirts and blue jeans…Look at Amy Steel in Friday the 13th Part 2.

      • Mr. Red Right Hand

        mood

  • tyler

    Judy Greer is an extremely likable actress and has yet to catch her big break to headline a movie. Hopefully this is it.

  • Michael Singer

    JLC being back makes me really want to see Danielle Harris pop up in here (she can even be playing a different character for all I care). Seeing those two actually get to interact onscreen would be great.

  • Kyle Cole

    Very nice!! I love Judy Greer, so it would be great to see her in this!

  • Dre Darrell

    All I ask for is bring back the William Shatner mask. That’s it.

    • drew

      Amen brother.

  • John Connor

    Laurie already had Jamie and John from two different guys, so what’s another?
    Now its confirmed Laurie was a total slut.
    I’m hating this movie more and more.

    • The chicken man

      Luckily, no one is forcing you to watch it.
      😉

      • John Connor

        Danny McBride is.

        Please stop him.

        • The chicken man

          Lol 🙂

      • AriesSiren

        Exactly

    • AriesSiren

      I’m sure the filmmakers hate fanboys like you too.

      • John Connor

        Yea its becoming quite clear that they are not fans of the series.
        What’s infuriating is when someone making a sequel slags off every sequel saying that it can’t live up to the original, failing to realize the irony that they are going to add another sequel that is not the original.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Wish they’d just go with Danielle Harris. She’s roughly the same age as Greer. 10 inches shorter maybe, but same target age. A lot of the fans would surely appreciate it.

    • Reece Catlin

      Danielle just had a baby, not sure if she would be up for it, I would lover her in the movie aswell

      • Flu-Like Symptoms

        She’s already back in good shape. Talked to her in Indianapolis last month and honestly you can’t even tell she recently had one. She looks fantastic.

        • Reece Catlin

          I didn’t mean that, I meant would she really want to move a new baby down to SC for a few months to film?

          • Flu-Like Symptoms

            Ah, well that I don’t know. She’s traveling again, doing conventions and whatnot. I imagine if an offer came to join JLC in Halloween it’d be hard to turn down.

    • LoPanKnows

      She’s a terrible actress, have you seen Hatchet 2 & 3? Jesus.

      • John Connor

        You’re a terrible joker.

      • Flu-Like Symptoms

        Yep. Her performance wasn’t any worse than anyone else’s. Did you see Zach Galligan in Hatchet III? Good lord. Point being, the Hatchet films were never meant to be a staple for great acting. Danielle Harris was simply going through the motions. She’s been great in other stuff. But yea, casting her in B-horror will likely get you a B-performance at best. Put her next to Jamie Lee Curtis in a John Carpenter Halloween and things would change.

      • Mr. Red Right Hand

        you can’t blame anyone’s acting capabilities on a hatchet film. it’s a quick check

  • Wolf Myers

    Danielle Harris has played 2 different characters in the Halloween franchise already. Why would anyone want her to play a 3rd? Especially since it would be so close to a similar character she played before? That’s just fanboy talk. The same fanboys would probably call the movie something cheesy like, Halloween: Evil Never Ends (I know that fanboy title exists somewhere).

    My only problem is, this is the ‘final showdown’. Does this mean it’s the end for Laurie (again)? Or does it mean the end for Michael (again)? Does this set up sequels for different characters? Or is it a one off?

    • John Connor

      Evil never ends

    • MySelfDestruct

      My hope is that Laurie will be taking over the Loomis role and so that she will have a different kind of showdown with him as she tracks him down.

    • Flu-Like Symptoms

      This whole project is a fanboy venture.

  • Maxime C

    That. Would. Be. Awesome.
    I love her. She’s doing her own solid career and she adds even more credibility to the project imo.

  • Reece Catlin

    it’s Fern Mayo from Jawbreaker XD

    • Mr. Red Right Hand

      omfg i forgot

  • Reece Catlin

    I’m going to find it hard pretending like H20 and as bad a movie as it was Ressurection ever happened.

  • Saturn

    I’m looking forward to Halloween H60 when it’s revealed than non of the other movies, aside from the first, exist and it’s a direct sequel where Michael is stalking Laurie in an old folk’s home while her grand-kids are visiting. Grand-kids from yet another child that never existed until that moment.

    • John Connor

      That sounds fun but I’m looking forward to H100, where Laurie is played by a fully CGI Jamie Lee Curtis that ignores all the previous sequels except it follows on from the middle of Halloween 2. And she has transgender black kids who are Jewish without any explanation played by a computer generated de-aged Martina McBride (the real life granddaughter of Danny McBride to honor her father and to appease the idiot that only like a movie based on whose name is attached and since Danny will be long dead, Martina’s participation is like having his blessing who in turn had the blessing of John Carpenter) .

      • Saturn

        I dunno, I may wait for the director’s cut of that one….

  • Josh Thomas

    Still holding out hope that they’ll bring back Danielle Harris and Josh Hartnett even though it’s another timeline. But Judy Greer is great so I don’t any problems with this.

    • drew

      Never gonna happen. Get over it.

  • Shane o mac

    Still think Danielle Harris should come back and play Laurie Strodes daughter

  • Bannedscorpionape:(

    Laurie is most likely a dead women…..again.

    Hope this film is good. Maybe this is a one and done film. End this franchise but its hollywood and if its well recieved and makes money they will just make another one but i truely hope this film ends the franchise for good.

  • Bannedscorpionape:(

    If this film is after part 2 how will they explain his eyes being blown out and him being burned extra crispy? So many questions. Cant wait for this trailer

    The differnce between halloween and other 80’s and 90’s horror films is that they have main characters that you cared about thoughout the series. Friday the 13th never had that. It was always a differnt cast each film. I hope this new halloween makes us care about the main character.

    IM PUMPED. NEED TO SEE HOW MYERS LOOKS TOO! THOSE FIRST SET PHOTOS ARE MAKE OR BREAK FOR THIS FILM

    • Nicolas Caiveau

      The exact same way they did in the previous timelines. They won’t ! It’s Michael Myers, he’s supernatural, so he regenerated.

  • Gd

    “some” people seem to not understand that this is NOT a john carpenter official halloween sequel..it’s not his script,and it’s not his original idea for a direct sequel to halloween which involved laurie a few years after the night of 78, living in a high rise building, exploring her adquired agoraphobia to deal with the shape again..Halloween h20 WAS written by John and Debra so IT IS canon and an official sequel, making it the legitimate timeline. this movie is just a “what if” , and for fuck sake…the thornliebers and zombietards need to shut the fuck up..danielle , josh, busta,paul rudd and scott compton are NEVER coming back and god knows it’s for the best.

    • DE@DFukk

      Dang. Scott Compton is the best part 🙁

    • gilles008

      Erm, Halloween H20 was written by Matt Greenberg and Robert Zappia, based off a treatment by Kevin Williamson. Not written by JC or Debra Hill. Carpenter declined to work on H20. You must have gotten confused by IMDb since they are both there in the writing credits. Notice how it says (characters) next to their name. Because like H20 credits says it’s based of characters by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.

      However John Carpenter is producing this new movie, is writing the music and had direct input on the script.

  • Papa_spoosh

    its a big risk to pretend some movies do or don’t exist and my guess is that the plot will work as a standalone film and it will be more difficult for bigger fans of the franchise to suspend continuity. As long as Mike Myers isn’t played by Mcbride with some Kenny Powers mullet, I’m all in. eh, either way im in

  • ShadowInc

    I’m not sure why the casting of Judy Greer is “awesome casting news”.

  • Papa_spoosh

    “bring back Josh Hartnet and Danielle Harris, they don’t even have to play the same characters” – the people already confused by the continuity of this film.

  • drew

    All I want is the original mask and no rappers.

    • DE@DFukk

      The rappers are the best part. I want more rappers.

      • Brett Lovejoy

        If the entire rest of the cast isn’t made up of rappers, who rap their dialogue, I won’t see it.

      • Saturn

        You should check out the movie I Spit The Mic On Your Grave, it’s a rap-revenge movie.

      • Mr. Red Right Hand

        you mean, karate fighting rappers

    • Saturn

      I dunno, LL was pretty good in H20 – Busta in H:R not so much….

  • Khy

    Ok….

    So anyfag…

  • LoPanKnows

    I hate everything about this movie but of course I’ll still see it. Just leave the family angle out for Gods sake. 80 year old Mike Myers coming after his baby sister, or wait will it be someone else taking up the mantle? Just shove this script in the garbage and write something new and original! This series doesn’t have to follow some kind of family tree bs anymore. It has been done to death!!!!

  • John Connor

    McBride: “Hey, John ! Look at what the fans are saying! They’ll go along with anything we say or announce about the movie as long as you say you approve of it.”

    Carpenter: “It’s like I told you before, Danny boy, these people are dumb as shit. You get someone brilliant and creative to come up with something that ties all the sequels together in clever ways while tying in actual spooky Halloween folklore and those consumers shit all over it. But you announce anything having to do with “the first one”, like my name being attached, and they’ve already rated the movie a masterpiece before we make it. All you gotta do is keep paying me and hire someone to direct Michael to stand on a street corner while some broad looks over her shoulder while getting teens to talk like no one human would talk and you got yourself a hit. Well, its not really just that, its gotta be super simple and dumb as shit with no reference to anything that would require knowledge going in. ‘Reboot’ everything, as they say.

    McBride: “Yea. OK. Sure. Now that I’ve announced some obscure ‘mature’ actress that every douche will pretend they know and were a fan of, I can start casting the girls I want to fuck. How about Bella Thorne for Laurie’s granddaughter? ”

    Carpenter: “Hey, is that a check in your pocket or are you thinking about what she’s willing to do for that big part?”

    McBride: “Both.”

    Carpenter: “Well, then I think that’s brilliant casting. ”

    McBride: “Hey, look, this John Connor douche actually wants a sequel that acts as a sequel and logically follows and acknowledges the story through the series, like we’re supposed to be creative or some shit.”

    Carpenter: “Well , just set up another account and call him a fanboy idiot that wishes actual fans would write this fiction. He fails to understand that we only make movies for the non-thinking public that will pay lots of money so they don’t have to think about anything. “

    • Nicolas Caiveau

      That’s what I said on a previous topic, basically (you said it in a much funnier way) and yeah people called me a fanboy, for just wanting CONTINUITY !

  • Halloween_Vic

    FUCK NO!!!! I don’t like her as an actress and no she just doesn’t fit please get someone else.

  • The Night King

    In all probability, this may very well be Carpenter’s last movie that he is involved in. In addition to the mask, the best thing they could do is make in the style of the original, and not the current, crashing orchestral musical score (H20) that tells you when to be scared or standard and predictable jump scares of modern horror.

  • Ko Ancira
  • Except this isn’t even final casting (Judy Greer is in TALKS) and there is absolutely 100% no reason that they are obligated to cast Danielle Harris. First of all, we know virtually nothing about this character, aside from her also happening to be Laurie’s daughter. Second, this has no ties to those films or the Harris character. Frankly, you people shouldn’t complain just because a specific actress you happen to like wasn’t cast in a role you know zero about.

    • Mr. Red Right Hand

      3 snaps Z formation, hunney

      • Faster than a speeding zebra. Able to leap comment sections in a single bound. 2149 is… The Human Z!

        …On second thought, “Darkknight” sounds better.

  • IWC-3PO

    Eh…of course I’m going to see it when/if it comes out, but the news of JLC’s involvement has taken some of the shine off of it for me. I was hoping they were going to do something new, not Halloween H40.

    • Eddie Barsh

      I agree. Love JLC. She’s the best. But I felt they should have shot a movie that took place in any year after 1979 and before 1998 and kinda explain what Michael has been up to from 1978-1998 when JLC kills him (yes, resurrection never happened) Let’s do a movie in the 80s and have Michael kill a bunch of 80s teenagers. That’s what they should have done. they approached this perfectly. They seemed like they got it. The artwork was similar to the original, the mask looks the same, they said the plot was gonna be simple like the original and then bam they hire JLC and it takes a nosedive

  • Mattildo

    I like Greer, but she was born 3 years BEFORE (in 1975) the events of Halloween. I think they need to find an actress who is about 10 years younger…and looks just at least somewhat like JLC.

    • Trey Black

      Oh yeah 3 years is such a HUGE difference. C’mon man.

  • Gd

    “some” people seem to not understand that this is NOT a john carpenter official halloween sequel..it’s not his script,and it’s not his original idea for a direct sequel to halloween which involved laurie a few years after the night of 78, living in a high rise building, exploring her adquired agoraphobia to deal with the shape again..Halloween h20 WAS anon and an official sequel, making it the legitimate timeline. this movie is just a “what if” , and for fuck sake…the thornliebers and zombietards need to shut the fuck up..danielle , josh, busta,paul rudd and scott compton are NEVER coming back and god knows it’s for the best.

    • gilles008

      Explain how this is not “official” when this is the only movie Carpenter has worked on other than H1/2/3? He actually gave Danny McBride and Gordon Green script notes. Hell he’ll even do the music.

      I like H20 a lot, but if you want some sort of “legitimate” Carpenter timeline, then it’s 1, 2 and this new movie.

  • Matty Ice 2016

    They need to bring back Danelle Harris and also Nick Castle as ” The Shape ” I mean if they are going to bring back Curtis this would seem a no brainer. The opening box office would certainly be significantly larger if they brought them back. People want to see them both.

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