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The forthcoming Halloween reboot will be a sequel to the original movie only, according to series creator John Carpenter. Halloween fans are already aware of how twisted the series’ timeline has become over the years. The original film spawned seven sequels, but that’s not as straightforward as it sounds. Halloween II picked up where the original left off, revealing killer Michael Myers and his victim Laurie Strode ( Jamie Lee Curtis ) are actually brother and sister; the movie ended with Myers seemingly dead for good.

Halloween III: Season Of The Witch told an original story and was intended to launch an anthology series; mediocre box-office and angry fans killed that idea. Michael returned to life for Halloween IV-VI, only for Halloween: H20 to wipe those films out of existence by pretending they didn’t happen. Michael finally killed his sister Laurie in Halloween: Resurrection, before the franchise was rebooted with Rob Zombie’s Halloween in 2007. That means at least four separate continuities across ten films, but the next movie is looking to untangle all those knots and go back to basics.

Carpenter said that the new Halloween will only acknowledge the original film, with the others being ignored. Jamie Lee Curtis coming back to the series.

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