David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’, which is being co-written by Danny McBride, is set to hit theaters this Halloween season and will act as a direct sequel to the 1978 classic, ignoring all of the other sequels.
While the film is taking an eraser to the sequels that have followed the original, it will still honor them for their inclusion into the series.
“This picks up after the first one,” McBride said, in an interview with Flickering Myth.
“The Halloween franchise has kind of become a little bit of like choose your own adventure, you know like there’s some many different versions, and the timeline is so mixed up, we just thought it would be easier to go back to the source and continue from there.“
And about the sequels?
“We do [reference the other movies]. For fans, we pay homage and respect to every Halloween that has been out there.”
Halloween heads to the big screen on October 19th, 2018 and boasts a cast including Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode), Judy Greer (Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter) and Nick Castle (who plays Michael Myers, again).