In Rob Zombie‘s remake of Halloween, Scout Taylor-Compton took over the iconic role of Myers adversary Laurie Strode, a role she reprised in Zombie’s Halloween II. Of course, now that the franchise has returned to the original continuity, with Jamie Lee Curtis back in the role of Laurie, Taylor-Compton’s run as the character is officially over.
But there was one point in time that Laurie was going to return in a sequel to Zombie’s Halloween II, with Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane approached to reprise their roles.
“Rob was done after the second one,” the actress just told Syfy Wire this week. “There was a lot of stuff that was going on, and I mean, I was too young to really understand what was going on. But I do know that we were contacted. Myself and Tyler [Mane] were contacted by Dimension to do a third. They had sent a copy of the script. They didn’t have a director, but they had a tentative tape date, and that was it.”
She continued, “And Rob wasn’t gonna be part of it. And they pretty much cut funds in half. It was the strangest phone call I’ve ever gotten in my entire life. When I heard that Rob wasn’t gonna be a part of it, I called Tyler and I talked to him. And he said that he had gotten the same offer. We were so hesitant on doing it. And we saw the media, all the different directors that they had attached to it and all this stuff. I was indifferent with what I wanted to do; it seemed so unorganized and so up in the air. But then I was like, ‘Well, if I don’t do [the movie], they’re gonna get someone else to train what I’ve worked so hard on.'”
With 10 years of hindsight, Taylor-Compton reflects, “But I’m kinda glad that it didn’t happen, because the way that the offer came in, it was not from loving hands.”