Halloween 2018 disregards all Halloween films after the original.
The new Halloween installment is produced by Blumhouse and directed by David Gorden Green, who co-wrote the script with Danny McBride. Despite the comedic collaborations of these two writers in the past, star Jamie Lee Curtis assured us the film will stay true to its root: "I've seen a trailer and I've seen some footage, and it's terrifying."
Answering Yahoo!, she teased the path Halloween 2018 is taking with the franchise:
And as soon as I read what David Green and Danny McBride had come up with … and the way that they connected the dots of the story, it made so much sense to me that it felt totally appropriate for me to return to Haddonfield, Ill., for another 40th-anniversary retelling. There was the idea of, 'What do you call it?' If I had had my druthers, I probably would've called it Halloween Retold. Because it's being retold. It's the original story in many, many, many ways. Just retold 40 years later with my granddaughter.
Halloween 2018 is the franchise's 11th film, after the latest--Rob Zombie's Halloween II in 2009. Since then, Dimension Films lost the rights before Blumhouse took over the series. Green and McBride's continuation shows positive signs of being the torch-bearer to John Carpenter's first film (with him on board as a producer). Aside from Curtis, the original Mike Myers actor Nick Castle returned for his famous role.
Curtis also guaranteed the quality of this new installment:
For people who like that sort of thing, I think it’s going to be really fun for them to experience. For me, that just doesn’t hold any interest to me. Because I’m frightened enough about all [today’s political climate]. So the idea of now paying money and sitting in a dark theater with a bunch of people and watching something really scary doesn’t really do much for me. But there are a lot of people who love it, and they’re gonna love this movie.
With such enthusiasm and familiar faces, we are hoping Halloween 2018 can celebrate the franchise's 40th birthday in the most horrifying way possible.
Halloween is due in theaters on Oct 19, 2018.
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