David Gordon Green‘s Halloween, co-written by Danny McBride, was supposed to go behind cameras this past October. Only, production was delayed, multiple sources told Bloody Disgusting. With Jamie Lee Curtis returning as Laurie Strode, and Judy Greer in talks to play Laurie’s daughter, Karen Strode, there was still a lot of casting to fill, which *could* be one reason for the delay. This is supported by a casting call over at South Carolina’s The Island Packet, which reports that shooting is now scheduled to begin in mid-January, making Michael Myers’ planned October 19, 2018 return still possible. With production ramping up through the holidays, expect some new cast to be announced in the next few weeks.
If you’re local, they’re seeking extras. Follow the link above for information. Agents are also looking for real police officers, EMTs, nurses, CSI investigators, photographers and a coroner.
Halloween creator/director John Carpenter is executive producing and scoring the new film, which will take place following the events of his 1978 slasher, ignoring all other sequels. This means that Strode is no longer Myers’ sister, which was introduced in the Rick Rosenthal-directed Halloween II.
In Gordon Green’s movie, Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
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