Halloween: Danny McBride and David Gordon Green on Making the Sequel to the Original Film One of the many films to world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was Halloween. As most of you know, the sequel picks up forty years after the events of the first film, ignoring all the subsequent films, essentially making this the first real sequel to the original Halloween. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode, but this time she has a daughter (Judy Greer) and granddaughter (Allyson Strode). The film finds Laurie traumatized by her encounter with Michael Myers and has spent decades getting ready to take him on if he were to ever escape the asylum where he’s been locked up. Since this is a Halloween movie, you know he’s bound to escape, and then it’s up to Laurie to protect her family. David Gordon Green (Stronger) is directing from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. Halloween also stars Will Patton, Virginia “Ginny” Gardener, Dylan Arnold, Drew Scheid, and Miles Robbins and opens October 19th.