Both Michael and Laurie come home on October 19, 2018.
Forty years after the original classic, director David Gordon Green’s Halloween will bring Laurie Strode back to Haddonfield for one final battle with Michael Myers, and we’ve just learned that filming is set to begin real soon in Charleston, South Carolina.
This little tidbit comes courtesy of a chat Filmmaker Magazine had with Gordon Green last week, where the man in charge of Halloween‘s return noted that filming was going to be kicking off in six weeks time. That puts the start date somewhere in late October/early November.
“I am working with Jason Blum, and he is great. Every horror fan knows Blumhouse and what they represent,” said Gordon Green. “The fact that me and Danny [McBride] wrote it is probably confusing to them, but we’ll keep that in the shadows. That is not going to be a part of how we campaign the movie.”
“We start shooting in six weeks in Charleston,” he continued. “I can’t say too much more as we are trying to keep things tight right now, but we are doing something unique. John Carpenter is involved as well, which is like a dream to me. The two films I couldn’t watch growing up were Halloween and Revenge of the Nerds, so I can’t wait to invite my parents to this one.”
Gordon Green’s Halloween is potentially continuing the story from the first two (original) Halloween movies, presumably ignoring all the rest.
The film was written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. Last we heard, John Carpenter may provide the score.
Carpenter will executive produce the new film with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Gordon Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.