Cowriter Danny McBride has confirmed that the 2018 Halloween sequel/reboot ignores all of the previous Halloween films, save for John Carpenter’s original installment. With the finale of HBO’s Vice Principals just having aired, McBride’s main focus is now on the long-teased revival of Carpenter’s 1978 slasher classic Halloween. The new film will continue the story of Laurie Strode (a returning Jamie Lee Curtis) evading the murderous attentions of the white-masked Michael Myers. McBide has now spoken about the treatment that he wrote for the film with director David Gordon Green, and confirmed the timeline for the movie in relation to the larger franchise.

After Rob Zombie’s Halloween II in 2009, there were several years worth of rumors regarding another ...

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