John Carpenter Confirms ‘Halloween’ 2018 Ignores All Sequels

As we predicted, the highly anticipated new Halloween movie, to be executive produced by John Carpenter and arriving in theaters in October 2018, will ignore everything that happened in all of the franchise films after the original 1978 classic, according to recent statements from Carpenter himself.

In a new interview, John Carpenter tells Stereogum, “I may do the music for the new Halloween movie. That would be pretty easy to do… I’d like to do it. I’ve worked with them a little bit on the script. I’m just around to be a cheerleader for everybody.”

When asked about getting Jamie Lee Curtis back in the role of Laurie Strode, Carpenter says, “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 other [sequels] were made. It’s gonna be fun. There’s a really talented director and it was well-written. I’m impressed.”

I tweeted a few weeks ago that I think the new film will ignore everything after Part 1. Laurie is the new Loomis, claiming for 40 years He’s coming back. Then He does.

Judy Greer is currently in talks to play Karen Strode, who is Laurie Strode’s daughter in the new film.

As we recently reported, Halloween 2018 will begin filming at the end of October in Charleston, South Carolina.

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.

Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.

HALLOWEEN will be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the HALLOWEEN series since its inception. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

HALLOWEEN will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.

David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express) will direct the new Halloween from a screenplay by he and Danny McBride (Alien: CovenantEastbound & Down, Vice Principals).

John Carpenter will executive produce and may also score the film, with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Zanne Devine and David Thwaites will oversee for Miramax, which is co-financing with Blumhouse.

You can read everything we know so far about Halloween 2018 here.

As I’m sure you are well aware, 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of John Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween. It is also worth noting that the film’s release date also happens to be Michael Myers’ birthday (in 1957), according to the original franchise canon.

The new Halloween arrives in theaters on October 19, 2018.

Keep watching this site for updates on the return of Michael Myers and all the latest news on the next Halloween movie!

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John Carpenter Confirms ‘Halloween’ 2018 Ignores All Sequels