There are few films crippled with more anticipation than next year’s planned Halloween sequel. With this anticipation, however, comes a certain amount of fussiness and seemingly unmanageable expectations. Fans are watching the production of David Gordon Green’s film like a hawk, checking for any signs of trouble. It looks like filming for the sequel has been pushed back until January, but we may not have a reason to panic quite yet.
Bloody Disgusting reports that filming on Halloween has been postponed until January. The film was initially set to start principle photography this October, but a recently unearthed casting call from South Carolina tells another story. According to the call, they are still looking for extras to be a part of the production being filmed in historic Charleston. Other than Jamie Lee Curtis, who is set to return as Laurie Strode and Judy Greer, who has been reportedly approached to play her daughter, Karen, there hasn’t been much news surrounding the casting of the film.
This delay does not automatically mean that the film will miss its planned October 19th, 2018 release date. It looks to be an innocent desire to lock down pre-production and casting and not, as it is being taken in some corners, as a sign of the Apocalypse. Jason Blum, who is producing the film alongside John Carpenter, Danny McBride and others, has promised fans that the film will be out for this upcoming Halloween season. When talking to TheWrap, Blum said that “You can chop my hand off,” if the film misses its deadline. So, good news either way, Fiends! Come this October, we will either have a brand new Halloween film to go see or we will be in possession of one human hand!
So, if you live in the Charleston area, now may be your last chance to be a part of the Halloween universe. Head over to The Island Packet and answer the casting call. Keep an eye right here on Nightmare on Film Street as we will update you with any information on the film as it becomes available.