The new Halloween is a direct sequel to the 1978 original ignoring all the sequels in between. At the film’s Los Angeles press junket, director David Gordon Green told [Bloody Disgusting] that he originally intended to begin with the climax of John Carpenter’s film. This would have required refilming the sequence 40 years later.
“Even in the script going into production, we were going to refilm the end of the original film from a different perspective,” Green said.
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