We told you a few weeks ago that there would be some additional photography for David Gordon Green‘s Halloween, which follows the events at the end of John Carpenter‘s film of the same name. One of the known plans is to tweak the finale after the film’s first test screening. This has been confirmed by various casting sites who are now reporting that shooting is to begin next Monday, June 11th, in Charleston, South Carolina. They are currently seeking high school students for one unknown sequence.
For now, let’s all get psyched for the trailer release, which blew the roof off of CinemaCon last month. Jamie Lee Curtis again promised that the 40-years-later sequel to John Carpenter’s classic is going to “scare the living shit out of you,” while also describing the film as “old school meets new school with Laurie at the center of it… who has turned into a warrior.”
In the film, “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.” Yes, the film takes place exactly 40 years after the events in John Carpenter‘s classic!
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 on October 19, 2018.