Well folks, the new Halloween trailer is here and boy does it look like everything I needed it to be. As a massive fan of the original film and a casual observer of the tired franchise it sparked, I’ve been eagerly awaiting a look at how John Carpenter and writer/director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) would handle the retconning of a 40 year franchise.
Picking up 40 years after the events of the original film, Halloween will reunite Carpenter with Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode) and Nick Castle (The Shape) and acts as sort of an alternate timeline to replace the events of Halloween II (1981) through 2002’s widely panned Halloween: Resurrection. The trailer even makes a point to address and dispel any question of Laurie and Michael’s inconsistent family connection. Check out the trailer and official synopsis below!
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.
Halloween will be released in theaters on Friday, October 19, 2018.