Halloween Daily News recently interviewed Nick Castle who is reprising his role as Michael Myers in this year’s Halloween. Castle originally played Myers in 1978’s Halloween. HDN’s editor-in-chief Matt Artz sat down with Castle at Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC and discussed what it was like working with Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Jaime Lee Curtis, and the rest of the cast.
When asked about the atmosphere of the new film, Castle said “It feels a lot like (the first film). There are a lot of things coinciding (in the new film) that feel like clever ways to introduce a kind of déjà vu of the first one, without feeling like it’s being copied. The script had some very clever people working on it.”
Artz went on to ask about the characters, and Castle responded “What I like about this (new film) is they’ve got some really good young actors. They fleshed out their roles. They fleshed out the relationship of Jamie’s character with her daughter and her granddaughter, so you’ve got that whole generational thing going. And they made some choices that I think are really bold choices about who these people are and why they are the way they are now. So I’m really looking forward it.”
You can read all of Nick Castle’s interview with Halloween Daily News here.
Halloween 2018 picks up after the original film and is said to ignore all of the sequels. In addition to Nick Castle returning, Jamie Lee Curtis is reprising the iconic role of Laurie Strode, and John Carpenter is serving as a producer. The film recently wrapped filming in Charleston, SC and was directed by David Gordon Green. Green, Todd Farmer, and Danny McBride all worked on the screenplay. In addition to Carpenter, Malek Akkad, Bob Weinstein, and Jason Blum are producing.
Halloween 2018 is scheduled to be released on October 19, 2018.