I’m not sure if you guys have heard or not but there is a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween coming our way this Halloween from Blumhouse, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. Oh, you have heard of it? Sweet.
Well, since we’re on the subject, today we have word from co-writer Kenny Powers (aka Danny McBride) that the new film will pay homage and respect to every Halloween sequel – even though it picks up right after the original 1978 film.
“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,” McBride told Flickering Myth. “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.”
Nice! I can only hope that this means we will see the Silver Shamrock commercial and/or the infamous masks from Tommy Lee Wallace’s Halloween III: The Season of the Witch, but who knows what’s in store! What do you think we’ll see? Let us know below.
Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and composer.
The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.
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.