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John Carpenter says new Halloween is a direct sequel to his original film

10.09.2017by: Mike Sprague

The last news we shared with you guys in regards to Blumhouse's upcoming HALLOWEEN sequel co-written by Danny McBride & David Gordon Green was that Laurie Strode's daughter had been cast by way of CARRIE-actress Judy Greer.

Today we have an update on the film from Mr. John Carpenter himself. 

Carpenter was recently a guest on Stereo Gum and talked a bit about the upcoming HALLOWEEN sequel, including doing the score and how much he was involved (if at all) with the (re)casting of Jamie Lee Curtis.

John Carpenter on scoring HALLOWEEN (2018):

Sure. I’d like to do [the score]. I’ve worked with them a little bit on the script. I’m just around to be a cheerleader for everybody.

Carpenter on his involvement with Jamie Lee's casting:

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.

How excited are you for this new HALLOWEEN sequel? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

HALLOWEEN (2018) synopsis:

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.

Blumhouse's HALLOWEEN hits theaters October 19, 2018.

Extra Tidbit: If not Judy Greer, who would YOU cast as Laurie Strode's daughter?
Source: Stereo Gum

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