One of the most hotly-anticipated film of 2018 for many genre fans is the Halloween reboot that John Carpenter is overseeing. While the buzz is largely positive around the project, it has now hit a small snag in terms of its shooting schedule.
Previously, the plan was for the movie to start filming last month. That was delayed due to some reported casting issues, and now, as per Bloody Disgusting, the picture is looking at getting shooting started in January.
With Carpenter on board as an executive producer, creative consultant and handling the film’s musical score, fan excitement was amped up even further when Jamie Lee Curtis was confirmed to be returning as Laurie Strode in David Gordon Green’s reboot. Written by Green and Danny McBride, the film is to pick up the action decades after Carpenter’s original 1978 classic – swiftly ignoring anything that has happened since, even including Rick Rosenthal’s Halloween II; a film that itself continued directly on from Carpenter’s film and similarly took place on the night he came home.
While Curtis has officially signed on, it appears that Judy Greer has yet to dot the I’s and cross the T’s on her deal. The Jurassic World actress is lined up to play Laurie’s daughter, Karen Strode, in the movie, although it seems that the advanced talks with Greer have yet to see her actually sign on for the picture just yet. That’s one of the reasons for the delays, as is the casting of the rest of the film’s key players – something further emphasised by a recent casting call for talent and extras.
All of that means that the current plan is to start shooting this new Halloween effort in mid-January, with the film still just about on track for its already-announced October 19th, 2018 release date.
As ever, expect more on the return of Michael Myers as we get it.