New Halloween film a direct sequel to the original

The film is being directed by David Gordon Green, and crucially, it has the involvement of John Carpenter (who directed the original, of course). Furthermore, Jamie Lee Curtis is back playing Laurie Strode in the new film, with Judy Greer playing her daughter.

Carpenter has given a new interview about the movie too, where he’s revealed the approach of the new feature. Chatting to Stereo Gum about Curtis’ return and how it’d work, he said that “she 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 going to be fun. There’s a really talented director and it was well-written. I’m impressed”.

Praise indeed. The film is set for release on October 19th 2018, with Green and Danny McBride penning the screenplay. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more…