But JLC died in Resurrection
Laurie switched clothes with another patient and from Michael's perspective he thought he killed his sister. Don't worry, the flashbacks will explain it in the opening sequence of the movie.
While they are bringing characters back might as well bring in Josh Harnett and Michelle Williams to reprise their roles too, right? j/k
I'm excited Jamie Lee Curtis is returning. I just ask the creators of this film to present to us a haunting atmosphere whether it's daylight or night. Build immense tension. Deliberately time Carpenter's classic themes. The typical slasher beats should take care of itself. The original Halloween innovated most of them.
Oh, and for goodness sakes do NOT make the story more convoluted than it has to be! Halloween should be a bare bones slasher that opens the door for the audience to project onto the suspense we are experiencing. I understand minimalist storytelling done effectively takes a lot of talent to execute, but it's not an impossible feat.
Off topic, I dislike how modern studio horror films have too much lighting. Back in the 70s & 80s when less money was put into producing horror films the movies looked more dreary which better enhanced the macabre presentation.
Back on topic, Laurie is always a target for Michael and that's perfect. With Laurie being much older now (they can make up whatever fake age/time setting), and probably a little whacked out of her mind due to her traumatic experiences, she can also fill the role of 'Dr. Loomis'. She can be on a mission to try to warn everybody what's coming and try to stop "death on two legs" before he stalks and kills more horny teenagers in Haddonfield on Halloween night.