One of the most hotly-anticipated films of 2018 for many horror hounds is the return of the Halloween franchise. With several key players long announced for The Shape’s ominous return, there’s now been a whole bunch of other cast members revealed.
As per Bloody-Disgusting, Marvel’s Runaways’ Virginia Gardner, Mozart in the Jungle’s Miles Robbins, Mudbound’s Dylan Arnold, and Stranger Things’ Drew Scheid have all been brought in to play school friends of Andi Matichak. If you remember, Matichak is playing Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie Strode.
This past weekend saw the film – seemingly just titled Halloween at this stage – start production, and anticipation is certainly high for the return of Michael Myers.
It’s not only the return of Michael that has fans excited, of course, for both Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter are also returning to this most beloved of horror franchises. Curtis is back as Laurie Strode, the poor soul tormented by Myers in the first two Halloween films and then years later in Halloween H20 and Halloween Resurrection. However, this new Halloween effort will completely ignore anything that happened after that original 1978 movie. For Carpenter, he’s on board as an executive producer, in a creative consultancy capacity, and the legendary Horror Master will also be providing the score for the film.
Elsewhere, Jurassic World’s Judy Greer is playing Karen Strode, the daughter of Curtis’ Laurie. The aforementioned Matichak is Karen’s daughter Allyson. Then there’s Nick Castle, who played Michael Myers in that ’78 picture. In a surprising move, he’s another who’s returning for this latest movie, sharing Michael duties with stuntman James Jude Courtney.
The early synopsis on this latest Halloween picture reads:
Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
To be directed by David Gordon Green – and written by Green and Danny McBride – Halloween is set for an October 19th, 2018 release.