Last month, we brought you Danielle Harris’s response to being excluded from the upcoming Halloween 2018. She made the following points in a now-deleted Facebook video:
There is no feud between Harris and Jamie Lee Curtis; the 2 actresses have never met.
There is no feud between Harris and John Carpenter; the 2 only met once and the filmmaker had no idea who she was.
She is genuinely disappointed at not being invited to participate in the reboot (helmed by David Gordon Green and co-scribed by Danny McBride). The fact that Laurie Strode (Curtis) is going to have a daughter (played by Judy Greer) seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring the characters together—especially since Carpenter has insisted this will be the very last Halloween movie ever.
Harris’s manager indeed made overtures to Blumhouse/Green, expressing the actress’s desires to participate, even in a small way. Her request was rejected.
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In a recent interview with Daily Dead, Harris further elaborated on her feelings:
I mean, I’m bummed that I’m not a part of something that could be super cool, especially if it’s the last one—that’s just so sad that it’s done—but I’ve done four movies. I’m more than happy with what I’ve had from that franchise so far. Maybe one day I’ll meet Jamie Lee [Curtis], we’ll see, but I definitely 100% will be at the theater checking it out.
On Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2:
You know, that movie is a really good movie for what it is. I’ve always felt that in Halloween II there were three movies going on in one. I always felt like the stuff that I do with Annie and Sheriff Brackett [Brad Dourif] was really true to Halloween. Some of the other stuff was a bit more of Rob Zombie’s style that maybe wasn’t necessarily Halloween-esque, or as much like the first one, which I thought was awesome. The remake was just so great and then it took kind of a funky twist, but I think it needed to be spiced up. I’m looking forward to seeing where they take it now. Sometimes they succeed, sometimes they really fu** it up with this franchise, I’m telling you. Either they get it really right or it’s horribly wrong, so I’m hoping they get it really right this time.
The current Halloween reboot brewing at Blumhouse (with David Gordon Green directing from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride) is slated to hit theaters in time for the original Halloween’s 40th Anniversary on October 19th. We’ll bring you additional Halloween 2018 news as details emerge. Stay tuned!