Not only is John Carpenter executive producer and creative consultant for this year’s Halloween, marking his creative return to the franchise after many years, but it was also recently confirmed that Carpenter will be providing a brand new score to the David Gordon Green-directed sequel to his own 1978 slasher classic!
As Carpenter and wife Sandy King Carpenter tweeted last night, the process of scoring the film is well underway. Carpenter of course scored the original Halloween, so his score for this year’s brand new sequel promises to be the icing on the cake that is Gordon Green’s vision.
Check out the cute tease below…
Helping us score HALLOWEEN. https://t.co/2cRGSlzeTO
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) June 22, 2018
In the film, directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Danny McBride…
“Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) 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.”
“A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.
In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson.”
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 to Haddonfield on October 19, 2018.