According to John Carpenter, David Gordon Green’s upcoming Halloween film picks up with Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode four decades after the events of the very first film and takes an alternate route from there.
That means, possibly no sibling relationship between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, which means it makes much more sense that Laurie suddenly has a sister no one knew about.
While Gordon Green and co-writer/executive producer Danny McBride have taken the project and made it their own, they did check in with the master of horror on a couple of things and Carpenter has read the script. But he says he's more a cheerleader for the film than anything.
As Carpenter explained in a conversation with Stereogum, “It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the others were made. It’s gonna be fun. There’s a really talented director and it was well-written. I’m impressed.”
Carpenter was also asked if he'd be contributing to the score, and it sounds like he'd be game if asked, but no one's asked yet. Considering Carpenter created a score that still resonates all these decades later, you can't help but hope he might take a stab at it.
That is, if he has the time. The man is busy! Carpenter has released his third studio album and will be touring with his sons later this month, plus he has several projects in the works. It sounds like John Carpenter is ready to scare us all over again.
(via Bloody Disgusting)