Each and every time they make a new Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Child’s Pay or Halloween, the biggest reveal is not only who is playing the iconic slasher, but what they will look like. The now-filming David Gordon Green-directed Halloween went in the opposite direction, not only revealing the look of Michael Myers before production, but also franchise star Jamie Lee Curtis (see above). Being that the Danny McBride-penned film is a direct follow-up to John Carpenter‘s seminal 1978 slasher, it comes as no surprise that The Shape looks exactly the same. Still, it’s always exciting to see the slasher in action.
As Bloody Disgusting exclusively reported, Nick Castle will return to the role of Michael Myers, while stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play The Shape. Here’s a look at one of the two on set this past weekend. Instagram is littered with shots from behind-the-scenes, which can be viewed by searching the tag #halloweenmovie
Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode in this year’s Halloween, which will take place after the original classic and disregard *all* of the sequels. Judy Greer has been cast to play Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, while Andi Matichak recently landed the coveted role of the film’s young lead (daughter to Greer and granddaughter to Curtis).
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.
Will Patton has been cast to play a cop. Rob Niter will play a member of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. Rhian Rees is playing a character named Dana.
In Halloween, co-written by Danny McBride, “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.”
Michael returns home on October 19, 2018.