Ever since the first footage was shown off at CinemaCon last month, Halloween fans have been BEGGING Blumhouse to release the trailer for David Gordon Green’s sequel to John Carpenter’s original classic online, and Jason Blum just popped onto Twitter to assure us all that they’ve been listening. And that trailer… it’s coming *real* soon…
And while I’m twittering as opposed to “tweeting” I want to assure #Halloween fans that we hear you. We have read your comments. And I can assure you that early June will be a happy time for you or perhaps I should say for most of you. xx
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) May 26, 2018
Michael returns to Haddonfield on October 19, 2018.
If you’re looking for a detailed description of the CinemaCon footage, while you wait, Eric Vespe wrote up a pretty comprehensive rundown for Rooster Teeth. Here’s a snippet:
“Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode is no damsel in distress here. In fact I don’t think there was one shot of her being afraid. Quite the opposite. She’s not only prepared for this moment (having rigged her house with various safe rooms, weapons and hidden compartments), she’s been hoping for it. At one point she even says that she prays he gets out someday so she can kill him. From the footage I can say that when he does get out (looks like a bus crash lets loose a lot of the inmates) Laurie is hunting him just as much as he’s hunting his victims.”
In the film, directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Danny McBride…
“Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
Judy Greer plays Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, while Andi Matichak landed the coveted role of the film’s young lead (daughter to Greer and granddaughter to Curtis).
Nick Castle will return to the role of Michael Myers, while stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play Myers.
The cast also includes Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Project Almanac, Marvel’s “Runaways”), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle, My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, Laggies, When We Rise), and Drew Scheid (“Stranger Things”, The War with Grandpa). They will be playing the friends of Matichak’s Allyson.