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Next Year’s Halloween Film Ignoring Events After the 1978 Original

The announcement of Jamie Lee Curtis’ return to the Halloween franchise sent out a ubiquitous shockwave of excitement. However, Laurie Strode coming back home once more also incited a wave of confusion. John Carpenter himself is clearing the air on how the David Gordon Green-directed “reinvention” will tackle the series’ complex storyline where Laurie is concerned.

Talking to Stereo Gum (via Bloody Disgusting), Carpenter noted:

“[Jamie Lee Curtis] talked to the director. Her part was written into the script and they had this idea–it’s kind of a… I don’t know how to describe it. It’s almost an alternative reality. 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.”

Thus, the Halloween 2 revelation that Laurie is Michael Myers’ younger sister will be disregarded, as will some of the franchise’s later introduced supernatural elements.

In addition to directing, David Gordon Green is co-writing the script alongside Danny McBride. John Carpenter will produce, and may provide the film’s score. Malek Akkad of Trancas International Films and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions are also attached to produce the highly anticipated re-imainging. Casting details remain scarce, though Judy Greer is reportedly in negotiations to portray Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter.


Image via Jamie Lee Curtis’ Twitter Page

Halloween opens in theaters October 19, 2018.

How else do you think the new film will differentiate itself from the rest of the series? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.

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