Forty years ago, writer/director/composer John Carpenter helped reshape the horror genre with the first Halloween, a low-budget feature that kicked off the teenager slasher craze of the late 1970s and all of the 1980s. In this timeline, Myers has been locked away for 40 years since his Haddonfield spree - and Jamie Lee Curtis'Laurie Strode has spent four decades preparing for his escape.
"Anyone who's a fan of any of these films will find nice little Easter Eggs acknowledging our salute to the filmmakers that have preceded us in the stories and mythologies as they've unfolded", revealed Green. The Pineapple Express'David Gordon Green is on board as director. While there have been numerous Halloween sequels and reboots of varying quality, Carpenter made a decision to throw out everything, except the events of the first movie. While the majority of people are very happy to see Michael Myers back on the big screen after almost a decade-long absence, this new movie is going to be taking some serious liberties with the franchise. I wasn't as afraid of Michael Myers anymore because I'm not his f***ing brother.
The movie also stars Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as Laurie's daughter Karen Strode and Will Patton (The Punisher) as Hawkins. The legendary John Carpenter, who created the franchise, is executive producing the film with Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity), and will be the creative consultant and scoring the film.
We see in the trailer's start that Michael has been in an institution but somehow manages to escape, with many other inmates in tow.
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