From the very beginning, the belief has been that David Gordon Green’s Halloween will be picking up after the events of Halloween 2, disregarding all the sequels that came in the wake of the 1981 film. But as we recently speculated, comments from Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride have suggested that even Halloween 2 is going to be wiped from the timeline.
After all, McBride recently noted that he’s not a big fan of the reveal that Laurie Strode is Michael’s sister, which of course was presented in Halloween 2.
So what’s the deal here? Which film does Gordon Green’s use as a jumping off point? Halloween or Halloween 2? The former, according to John Carpenter himself!
Speaking with Stereo Gum today, Carpenter spilled the beans.
“It’s kind of a… I don’t know how to describe it. It’s almost an alternative reality,” Carpenter described the film. “It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the others were made. It’s gonna be fun. There’s a really talented director and it was well-written. I’m impressed.”
Jamie Lee Curtis is reprising the role of Laurie Strode, while Judy Greer is in talks to play Laurie’s daughter, Karen Strode. John Carpenter may provide the score.
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.”
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.