According to several media outlets, Judy Greer (War for the Planet of the Apes) is in early negotiations to play the character of Karen Strode, daughter to veteran Halloween actress Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode.
The character of Laurie Strode was first introduced in the original Halloween back in 1978, and has since appeared in three other of the franchise’s films: Halloween II, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection, in which the character met an untimely (and undeserved) death at the hands of her longtime murderous pursuer (and brother), Michael Myers.
Better known for their stoner comedies and endless array of boner jokes, David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) will direct the feature, co-writing the film’s script with comedian Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down, This is the End). They will also serve as executive producers of the fifth Halloween entry, operating under their Rough House Pictures banner. John Carpenter (director of the first Halloween) will also serve as executive producer.
Given that Curtis’ character bit the dust in Resurrection, one can only assume that the new Halloween-helmers will choose to ignore the events of that film (which considering the shit-fest that it turned out to be, is a great choice on their part), and possibly other subsequent entries to the original. But the franchise is no stranger to continuity issues, so the forthcoming sequel should feel just like home — preferably a home free from masked weirdos who lurk in shadowy door-frames while clutching butcher knives. But this day and age, that’s probably just too much to ask for.
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The Halloween reboot is slated to hit theaters on October 19, 2018…just in time to scare a new generation of trick ‘r treaters off their suburban neighborhood streets.