It seems that John Carpenter isn’t the only one returning to Halloween four decades after the original film. Jamie Lee Curtis is officially on board to reprise her role as Laurie Strode in next year’s revival sequel. Producer Jason Blum confirmed her involved in the project today via his Twitter account.
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) September 15, 2017
We still know next to nothing about this film at this time, beyond the fact that it is being considered a sort of direct sequel to 1981’s Halloween II. What other sequels it will include in its continuity is anyone’s guess. After all, the franchise’s continuity is already a mish-mash of different timelines. 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch has nothing to do with any of the other films. The fourth, fifth, and sixth films carry on from Halloween II, but end on a cliffhanger that was never resolved. 1998’s Halloween: 20 Years Later ignored those three, instead picking up decades after the ending of Halloween II. 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection is a direct sequel to H20 and shows the death of Laurie Strode. The Rob Zombie remake duology from the late ’00s is, of course, its own thing. Like I said, it’s a mess.
It’s clear that writer/director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride are jettisoning Halloween: Resurrection from the canon and I’ll be surprised if H20 isn’t tossed along with it. After all, they’ve only ever referenced the original two films during previous comments on the matter. This lead to most, myself included, believing that this reboot might be a period piece sequel. That’s clearly not the case.
So does this mean we’re going to see a 61-year-old Michael Myers running around Haddonfield and massacring teens, as well as facing-off against Laurie again? It seems so, although it’s too early to speculate. We simply have no idea as to how large Curtis’ role will be or what part she has to play in the story that Green, McBride, and producer John Carpenter have laid out.
All we know is that it’s following the original Carpenter-produced films, the maestro himself might be scoring it, and Jamie Lee Curtis is back.
Halloween is the latest installment in the long-running horror franchise of the same name. It is directed by David Gordon Green, from a screenplay by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green. The film is produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, John Carpenter, David Gordon Green, and Danny McBride. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis as ‘Laurie Strode’.
Halloween arrives in theaters on October 19th, 2018.
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