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John Carpenter says Universal’s upcoming ‘Halloween’ sequel will be set in an ‘alternative reality’

The legendary horror icon also says that he would like to compose the score for the new film.

John Carpenter, who will executive produce the upcoming next chapter in the iconic Halloween franchise that he created nearly 40 years ago with his 1978 horror classic, seems to be quite enthusiastic about next year’s sequel, which will ignore the events of Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Halloween: Resurrection and pick up four decades after Halloween II.

During a recent interview with Stereo Gum to promote his new album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, the legendary filmmaker turned recording artist shared some new details about the new Halloween movie, including how Jamie Lee Curtis got involved to reprise her role as Laurie Strode.

“Her part was written into the script and they had this idea—it’s kind of a…I don’t know how to describe it,” Carpenter said. “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.”

As for whether or not he would like to compose the score for the film: “Sure. I’d like to do it. I’ve worked with them a little bit on the script. I’m just around to be a cheerleader for everybody.”

David Gordon Green is directing the latest chapter in the Halloween saga from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride, who says that he is “thrilled” to step outside of his comedic collaborations with Green and will “dive into dark and vicious horror” that will certainly not leave audiences laughing.

The new Halloween movie will open in theaters on October 19, 2018.

Written by Matt Casillas

Matt Casillas is the founder and editor-in-chief of Silver Screen Beat. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and can usually be found scrolling through Twitter while attempting to get over an extreme case of writer's block.

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