And people complain when stores put out Christmas stuff before Halloween. Summer may have just officially begun, but it’s about to get chilly. The eleventh film in the ‘Halloween’ franchise is stalking its way closer to release and as such, Blumhouse and Universal are releasing the first full trailer tomorrow, Friday June 7, 2018. In anticipation, they have released a few photos and a video clip to get you primed.
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As you can see, Jamie Lee Curtis, the quintessential Scream Queen, is back in the franchise that made her a star. Curtis played teenager Laurie Strode in the very first movie, from all the way back in 1978 and returned for ‘Halloween II’ (1981), ‘Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later’, ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ (2002) and while she didn’t appear onscreen, she lent her voice in two uncredited parts in ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’.
David Gordon Green (‘Eastbound and Down’, ‘Vice Principals’) is directing the new movie, simply entitled ‘Halloween’, with a script he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Danny McBride. Despite there being so many ‘Halloween’ movies, including two entries from Rob Zombie that were complete reboots, Green is ignoring most of them and building off just the first. The new ‘Halloween’ is being released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter‘s original classic. Carpenter is involved as executive producer and composer.
“Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
USA Today provided a more in-depth synopsis:
“A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.
In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).”
Michael Myers will be portrayed by two actors– Nick Castle, who originated the role, and James Jude Courtney.
The new ‘Halloween’ will be unleashed on unsuspecting theaters on October 19, 2018, just in time for… stores to start putting Christmas stuff out.
Source: Bloody Disgusting