The latest news on the upcoming Halloween reboot is sure to please loyalists and die-hards. Bloody Disgusting was first to drop the bomb; Nick Castle will return to the role of Michael Myers, over 40 years after originally portraying ‘The Shape‘.
They also confirmed the original stunt performer, James Jude Courtney, will also be donning the mask in the reboot/sequel.
John Carpenter returns to the Halloween franchise to score, as well as executive produce. Danny McBride co-wrote the script with David Gordon Green, with Green set to direct. Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode. Judy Grier has signed on to portray her daughter. Actress Andi Matichak will portray Strode’s Granddaughter in the film.
As for the tone of the new film, Danny McBride has previously stated that the new film will follow the original film, ignoring previous sequels:
You know, it’s not a remake. It’s actually, it’s gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. And for our mythology, we’re focusing mainly in the first two movies and what that sets up and then where the story can go from there.
The original Halloween franchise itself broke off into several branches, with Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later and Resurrection ignoring events of the 4th, 5th, and 6th films of the series. Jamie Lee Curtis’ last appearance in the Halloween series ended with Laurie Strode‘s death in the 8th film of the franchise, Halloween: Resurrection.
With all of this news on the Halloween film returning to it’s roots – there’s only one question remaining; I wonder what the mask will look like? You’re not alone. I’m sure we’ll all hoping the OG mask will make a return with a replica made for the film.
Halloween is a project of Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax. The film will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, October 19th, 2018.