John Carpenter never wanted a Halloween sequel

ICONINSIDER — John Carpenter never wanted there to be a sequel to his iconic slasher film ‘Halloween’.
The 69-year-old horror legend helmed and scored the 1978 original and is officially serving as an executive producer on the upcoming new movie from director David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the script with ‘Eastbound & Down’ star Danny McBride.
Although the iconic movie will have spawned eight sequels when the new story is out, and two remakes based on the murderous actions of psychotic killer Michael Myers, Carpenter had envisaged his first film as a standalone story.
Speaking to ‘CBS Sunday Morning’, Carpenter said: “[I] never wanted to make a sequel to the original ‘Halloween’. There was no story left to say, boy I was wrong!”
The original movie began with scenes showing six-year-old Michael Myers murder his 17-year-old sister and, after being locked away in a high security mental institute for 15 years, escaped and returned to his hometown to find his next victims, targeting babysitters on Halloween evening.
But the white-masked killer meets his match in babysitter Laurie Strode – portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis.
In September, Curtis revealed she will be reprising her role for one final battle with Myers.
The 58-year-old actress is coming back to the movie series, which kicked off her big screen career back in 1978, making her Hollywood’s horror “scream queen”.
Curtis has reprised her famous role three times since Carpenter’s original, in 1981’s ‘Halloween II’, 1998’s ‘Halloween H20: 20 Years Later’ and 2002’s ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ but the new film from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures is being billed as the “final” Halloween.
McBride has previously stated that he wants his movie to act like a direct sequel to the first two films and he is going to be faithful to Carpenter’s original idea for Myers.
Carpenter also confirmed the new movie will pretend “the other sequels never happened”.
When asked what he could say about the upcoming movie, Carpenter said: “It’s pretending the other sequels never happened.”

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