He’s back… Universal Pictures has released the first official poster for the 2018 horror/thriller, Halloween. The first poster reveals a close-up of Michael Myers face which is definitely showing signs of age. (The serial killer’s in his 60s but apparently still going strong.)
The 2018 sequel finds Jamie Lee Curtis returning as Laurie Strode. The cast also includes Judy Greer (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Will Patton (Falling Skies), Nick Castle (The Boy Who Could Fly), Andi Matichak (Underground), and Omar J. Dorsey (Thank You For Your Service). David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Vice Principals) directs from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) and Jeff Fradley (Vice Principals).
Halloween is a Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions, and Miramax production. Jason Blum, Malek Akkad (veteran producer of the Halloween film franchise), and Bill Block produced, and John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, David Gordon Green, and Danny McBride executive produced. Carpenter, writer and director of the original 1978 film, also serves as a creative consultant.
John Carpenter’s 1978 horror film was made for a budget of $325,000 and grossed $47 million over its theatrical run. It also launched one of the most successful horror franchises in movie history.
Universal Pictures has set an October 19, 2018 theatrical release date. Horror fans will definitely realize the significance of the release date. For those who need a refresher, Michael Myers was born on October 19, 1957.
The Plot: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who 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. Inspired by Carpenter’s classic film, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film.