When it was announced that Jamie Lee Curtis would be reprising her iconic role of Laurie Strode in the 2018 reboot of John Carpenter’s Halloween, fans rejoiced. When it was later announced that Judy Greer would be playing Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, fans were less enthused. If Carpenter has returned as producer, and Curtis is returning as the elder Strode, it seemed like a missed opportunity to cast Danielle Harris, who played Laurie’s secret daughter in Halloween Parts 4 & 5; Harris also participated in Rob Zombie’s rebooted Halloween franchise.
While some bemoaned Harris’s exclusion, others hypothesized that the actress was fine with the decision; she is a new parent after all, and her Twitter followers know she’s enjoying the role of Mother immensely. All for the best, right? Perhaps not.
It turns out that, on October 31st, ironically, Harris Tweeted her true feelings about not being asked to participate in Halloween 2018. In a picture with Scout Compton and Tyler Mane (who played Laurie Strode and Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween movies), they’re all giving the universal symbol for “You’re Number 1”, a sentiment most likely aimed at Halloween 2018 producer Jason Blum and director David Gordon Green.
The Tweet was quickly deleted, the photo can still be found on Harris’s Instagram and Facebook pages; have a look-see:
Harris: “This might be how we feel about not being in the next Halloween movie!”
Here’s everything that we know about Halloween 2018 so far:
We’ve been told that Halloween 2018 would be something of a reboot, something of a sequel; now, we have clarification, and it seems we’re in store for something completely new.
John Carpenter: “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.”
I highly recommend checking out the interview in its entirety, HERE.
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It’ll be months before we have a trailer, but here’s the synopsis we’ve been given:
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.
Stay tuned for additional Halloween 2018 news as details emerge.