Yes, it’s yet more Halloween news, but we’re not sick of it yet on HCF. Now we know that the new movie will be picking up right after the ending of Carpenter’s original 1978 film, thereby ignoring Halloween 2 and the sequels which came after. Well, co-writer Danny McBride was recently interviewed by ‘Flickering Myth’ about the upcoming film, and this is what he said:
“The Halloween franchise has kind of become a little bit of like choose your own adventure, you know like there are some many different versions, and the timeline is so mixed up, we just thought it would be easier to go back to the source and continue from there. It was nicer than knowing you’re working on Halloween 11, it just seemed cooler, ‘we’re making Halloween 2‘. We do reference the other movies. For fans, we pay homage and respect to every Halloween that has been out there”.
I wonder if Halloween 3 will be included here? Okay, it’s unrelated to the other films in the series, but it’s still a cool little chiller with a great ending, and it’ll be nice to see it referenced.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who 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.
The film is directed by David Gordon Green from a script by Green and Danny McBride and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Judy Greer, James Jude Courtney, and Nick Castle.
Halloween hits cinemas October 19th.