Somewhat under the radar, Texas’s David Gordon Green has had one of the most interesting and varied film careers of any modern filmmaker. How many other directors would be capable of directing both Your Highness and Joe?
Green’s latest film is a sequel/remake/reboot of the horror classic, Halloween. The trailer picks up decades after the end of John Carpenter’s film, with Michael Myers again coming for his sister (Jamie Lee Curtis) and, this time, his niece (Judy Greer). However, Laurie isn’t just passively waiting for the next night that he comes home. Laurie’s got a gun and she’s not shy about using it.
So, judging from this trailer, all of the original Halloween sequels never happened. Needless to say, the two Rob Zombie films have been pushed to the side as well. Whether that’s a good thing or not will depend on how you feel about those films. I’ll be sorry to lose Halloween II but the one with Busta Rhymes? Who cares? Rob Zombie’s first Halloween was good but his second one can ride out of town on a mysterious white horse for all I care.
As for this latest film, the trailer looks good. I have faith in David Gordon Green.