I don’t know what the opening scene of the new Halloween is now, but it was originally, as we reported before, going to be a recreation of the 1978 Halloween’s ending replete with body doubles and CGI. The plan to shoot these scenes got as far building the replicated bedroom set, so that set was used for a room inside the home of Laurie Strode in the new movie. It was John Carpenter who talked director David Gordon Green out of doing this.
Anyway, it’s now come to light that originally they were going to have Donald Pleasence’s Dr Loomis character get killed, something Carpenter was dead set against, as revealed on an interview with ‘Collider’:
“I thought, ‘That’s a mistake. The audience won’t like that. That’s a revision I don’t think we should do.’ So that was my one big contribution… I thought the fans are gonna get pissed off at that. I don’t think you have to even deal with the ending of my movie; just start the movie where they did. I think that he did great.”
Well thank you John, I think that would have been one piece of revisionism that we just don’t need.
“Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way. In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson.”
David Gordon Green directs from a script by him and Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak star.
It’s out on October 18th.