It seems like it was only yesterday the seventh film based on John Carpenter’s creation, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later entered our lives and introduced us to Josh Hartnett.
Hartnett played Laurie Strode’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) son John.
Plot of H20:
On Halloween in 1963, Michael Myers murdered his sister, Judith. In 1978, he broke out to kill his other sister, Laurie Strode. He killed all of her friends, but she escaped. A few years later, she faked her death so he couldn’t find her. But now, in 1998, Michael has returned and found all the papers he needs to find her. He tracks her down to a private school where she has gone under a new name with her son, John. And now, Laurie must do what she should have done a long time ago and finally decided to hunt down the evil one last time.
Halloween H20 also featured Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams, and LL Cool J.
Hartnett’s star soared in the early part the of the 2000s with Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, Sin City, and 30 Days Of Night. He has since shifted his focus away from the big blockbusters and has worked with ten first time directors. We spoke with Hartnett about his latest project Oh Lucy!, but everyone on social media wanted to know if he had a part and or cameo in Danny McBride’s new Halloween coming out in October of this year. Sadly, we got an answer.
“They haven’t asked me to be a part of it. So no, I have no cameo in the new film,” said Hartnett.
You can listen to the rest of the interview below.
The new Halloween is a direct sequel of the orginal film and erases all other sequels from canon. So, apaarently Hartnett’s charcter no longer exsists. In the new film Judy Greer plays Laurie’s daughter Karen Strode and Andi Matichak was cast to play Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson.
Directed by David Gordon Green and written by McBride and David Gordon Green, the new Halloween hits theaters on October 19.
McBride and company may have written off John, but thanks to the magic of Youtube this trailer will be with us forever.
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