E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial will be altered in light of the recent terrorist attacks when it is re-released next year to commemorate its 20th anniversary, syndicated columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith reported. E.T. star Dee Wallace Stone told the columnists that she had been called in to change a line in the film.
"There was some reference to one of the Halloween characters in the film looking like a terrorist, so we're going in to reloop that line," Stone said. She added that the re-release will feature "new footage, from what I understand."