Next to Jamie Lee Curtis, the actress most synonymous with the Halloween franchise is undoubtedly Danielle Harris, who played young Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4 and Halloween 5. Unusual for a franchise reboot, Harris returned to the series in Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween 2, this time playing Annie Brackett.
Brackett of course died in Halloween 2, and though next year’s David Gordon Green-directed film is returning to the original franchise’s continuity, it seems to be disregarding everything past John Carpenter’s original classic. In other words, that really leaves no room for Harris to ever come back again.
And she admits she’s bummed about that. During a Facebook live chat over the weekend, Danielle Harris openly revealed her true feelings about next year’s film.
“I’m bummed out. And here’s why I’m bummed out,” said Harris. “I’ve done four Halloween movies, and I’m grateful for those movies. I wouldn’t have all of you guys here… if it wasn’t for Halloween. I’m forever grateful and indebted to the Halloween franchise. It’s been good to me.”
Harris continued, “What I am bummed about is… [Laurie Strode] has a daughter. I was okay with it when she had a son… but they’re saying it’s the last one and… she has a daughter. And it’s not Jamie. It’s just kind of a bummer, I guess. I think somebody had said, it wouldn’t have hurt the movie to have Jamie reunited with [Laurie]. But that didn’t happen. We did put in a call, thought it’d be kinda cool even just to have a little flashback… they were not interested. So. I tried.”
“But that doesn’t mean you won’t see me in lots of other horror movies,” Harris added. “I’ve got a lot of other cool ones coming out soon.”
In the franchise “reinvention”, being scored by John Carpenter…
“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.”
Judy Greer is in talks to play Laurie’s daughter, Karen Strode.
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 to Haddonfield on October 19, 2018.