While the beginning announcements regarding David Gordon Green’s upcoming Halloween sequel seemed to indicate that it’d follow the original two films, that’s no longer the case. As it’s been speculated more frequently in recent weeks, Halloween 2 is apparently no longer part of the equation. The new Halloween film will only follow the original 1978 movie.
It makes sense, considering co-writer Danny McBride has previously voiced his disinterest in having Laurie reduced to Michael’s sister; a plot line that was first introduced in Halloween 2.
In an interview with Stereo Gum, John Carpenter has finally put the confusion to rest:
“It’s kind of a… I don’t know how to describe it. It’s almost an alternative reality,” Carpenter explained. “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.”
Hopefully then they’ll come up with some scary ways to include Jamie Lee Curtis’ character Laurie Strode, and her new daughter Karen whom Judy Greer is in talks to play. And as if that’s not exciting enough, John Carpenter is also in talks to compose the score.
“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.”
John Carpenter is executive producing the film alongside producers Malek Akkad and Jason Blum. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will also act as executive producers.
Halloween will hit theaters October 19, 2018.