Halloween comes early this year for fans of the horror franchise that John Carpenter set in motion way back in 1978. Blumhouse’s sequel, which is being directed by David Gordon Green from a script written by himself and Danny McBride, is officially coming on October 19, 2018, and thanks to an interview between McBride and Flickering Myth, we now have another interesting tidbit to tell you about before the film’s release later this year.

It’s already been reported that the new sequel will ignore every film of the franchise, save for the original, which renders the seven sequels to Carpenter’s classic just about useless to this entry’s canon. While not every fan has been happy with this choice, McBride has disclosed some information that is sure to make most folks feel a bit better about the decision.

This picks up after the first one,” McBride said. “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.“

McBride also added, “We do [reference the other movies]. For fans, we pay homage and respect to every Halloween that has been out there.”

In the film, Laurie Strode, who is again being played by the always-wonderful Jamie Lee Curtis, comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers. Judy Greer has been cast in the film as Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, and Andi Matichak landed the role as Laurie’s granddaughter, the film’s young lead.

In addition to the return of Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, the original actor behind The Shape, is returning once more to play Michael Myers. This is likely the final installment of the long-running film series that we’ll ever receive, but it’s shaping up to be one hell of a sendoff.

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