Next time he comes home, he won’t be leaving.
Brace yourselves Halloween fans: CBS has reported that John Carpenter “insists” the reboot in the works at Blumhouse & slated for release in October 2018 will be the last—ever. That means that this time next year, Michael Myers may be officially dead.
It makes sense considering everything we’ve been told so far: We’ve already reported that 2018’s Halloween (directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-scribed with Danny McBride) will ignore every film except for the first one. Also, if Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to reprise the role of Laurie Strode, it stands to reason their next confrontation will be epic—and final.
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Also consider: John Carpenter never intended for Halloween to have a sequel. As a producer of Halloween 2018, he’s exerting his influence at every turn; Jason Blum previously stated that no major decisions are made without Carpenter’s approval.
Check out the interview Carpenter gave with CBS on October 29th below. It’s important to note that we don’t see Carpenter stating emphatically that Halloween 2018 will be the end of the road, rather it’s something the anchor states, as though from a previous conversation. Still, it seems unlikely CBS would have allowed the statement without documentation. Have a look:
Is this the beginning of the end for Halloween and Michael Myers? If so, we’re a year away from perhaps the most impactful October in recent horror history. Time will tell.
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.