The first thing we ever heard about this year’s Halloween, a sequel to John Carpenter‘s original, was that Carpenter was on board as executive producer and creative consultant, which immediately made the film an exciting prospect. After all, having Carpenter back in Haddonfield, alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, was a huge win right off the bat.
It was also said, at the time, that Carpenter *might* end up scoring the new film, just as he did the original classic. This week, Jason Blum has confirmed that he indeed is.
Over on Twitter last night, Blum responded with a definitive “Confirm!” when asked to confirm or deny that Carpenter will be providing the score for the new installment!
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) April 19, 2018
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.
Michael returns home in exactly six months, on October 19, 2018.