Trying to track the story details of David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's Halloween sequel has been a wild ride.
First, Danny McBride stated that the script he and Green are writing is going to focus exclusively on the first two films. Then, he said that the movie is probably going to disregard all of the sequels entirely. To complicate things, producer/Original Gangsta John Carpenter dropped the bomb that the movie is set in some sort of "alternative reality".
Today, McBride fed into the notion of a new timeline further. In an interview with Yahoo!, he stated that we're going to have to partially disregard what we know about Carpenter's Halloween as well:
“We’re kind of ignoring all the films past the first one. It picks up after the first one, but it’s sort of an alternate reality. It’s as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way.”
What the fuck? Since Jamie Lee Curtis is confirmed as returning to the role of Laurie Strode (with Judy Greer in talks to play her daughter), they're definitely setting the picture up as a sort of H40 affair. How their new sequel alters the finale of Carpenter's all-time classic remains a mystery that we can try and guess until the release date (perhaps Myers doesn't disappear during those final frames, and his body was collected all along?).
One thing McBride assures fans in that same interview is that the movie is 100% horror, as there's only "one joke on the page", and that he and Green are taking this very seriously, as they're terrified of "fucking it up".
We'll just have to wait and see come October 19, 2018. If Vice Principals was any indication, this movie is going to be totally bonkers (and probably genius).