TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 1, 2017
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) October 31, 2017
For many, many Halloween fans, I think we're probably past the point of caring about yet another reboot of the franchise. Even news that Jamie Lee Curtis will be back again—despite being killed off in canon during the cold open of Resurrection—wasn't quite enough to get me jazzed about Blumhouse's reboot-quel due next Halloween.
Honestly, apart from Halloween III: Season of the Witch, I could do without all of the other sequels and especially the Rob Zombie movies. Blumhouse seems to agree because they appear to be doing their damnedest to make this one a totally faithful 40 years later sequel to the original that will ignore all the other sequels. They even brought John Carpenter on as a producer. David Gordon Green (All the Real Girls, Your Highness) is directing and co-writing the script with Danny McBride.
I get that they're trying really hard to appeal to fans of the franchise, but honestly, we've been burned by decades of bad sequels that getting excited for this seems like another heartbreak waiting to happen. I guess I'll just have to wait until we see a trailer before making my final judgment. The film has no title yet, so I assume it will be The Halloween since that's how we differentiate things now, but it'll be in theaters on October 19, 2018.