With October’s return for the Halloween franchise now in production, the film has moved to bring in another new cast addition.
As per Bloody-Disgusting, Will Patton has joined the film as a cop who’ll be going up against the infamous Michael Myers. Patton is likely best known to genre fans for the likes of The Punisher, The Mothman Diaries, The Puppet Masters and Armageddon.
It’s not only The Shape who’ll be returning to action, of course, with Jamie Lee Curtis returning to reprise the Laurie Strode role she played in Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween H20 and Halloween Resurrection. In Resurrection, Laurie was famously killed off during the film’s opening scene, but that’s all being forgotten about here. In fact, this new Halloween will completely ignore anything and everything that happened after John Carpenter’s legendary 1978 movie.
Joining Curtis and Patton are Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, who’ll be playing Laurie’s daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson, respectively. Elsewhere, this past weekend saw Virginia Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold and Drew Scheid join the picture as friends of Matichak’s Allyson. Then there’s Nick Castle, who played Michael in Carpenter’s ’78 original and who’ll be back to share Myers duties with James Jude Courtney here.
The early word on this new Halloween effort 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.
David Gordon Green is on directing duties, and he’s also penned the screenplay along with Danny McBride. To amp up excitement even further amongst Halloween fans, John Carpenter is on board as an executive producer, creative consultant, and will provide the film’s score.
Seemingly just titled Halloween at this point, the return for this most beloved of horror franchises is set for October 19th.