Halloween (2018) has officially started filming, as star Jamie Lee Curtis via a photo taken from the set of the Blumhouse-produced horror sequel/reboot.
The Halloween franchise kind of went of the rails for awhile there. Just try to find a marathon that doesn't completely skip over Season of the Witch as if it never existed. One thankfully abandoned Halloween 6 script even took the Ouija board into the 21st century and had Michael Myers living on the streets. The 2018 Halloween is throwing out all the reboots and sequels that have debuted over the years, choosing only to view the original Halloween movie as actual canon. Halloween (2018) is also getting back to basics, by bringing back everything fans have always loved about the franchise. Curtis is reprising her iconic final girl, Laurie Strode; the original Michael Myers (Nick Castle) is back, as proven by a handful of blurry leaked photos earlier this week; and, of course, the infamous John Carpenter will be creating the score for this new installment.
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The Halloween 2018 crew is taking this commitment to the OG series very seriously. Curtis shared a set photo to commemorate the film's first day of shooting, complete with the slate marker from the original 1978 slasher flick. "First shot! First day. Same slate. Same Laurie," she writes. You can check out her full Twitter post, below.
First shot! First day. Same slate. Same Laurie. David Gordon Green directing from his script. Happy Halloween 2018 everyone. See you 10/19/18 @halloweenmovie #HalloweenMovie pic.twitter.com/iSC7NOblEA— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 30, 2018
Curtis has been a key source of information surrounding the latest Halloween installment. She took the announcement of her involvement with the production into her own hands, posting a photo of herself and Michael Myers on her Twitter profile. She has since posted additional photos of herself alongside her infamous masked killer costar, as well as images of herself preparing to play Laurie again - including, her trip to the shooting range.
Halloween (2018) is expected to wrap in time for its scheduled October theatrical release this year. David Gordon Green is directing and shares a writing credit with Danny McBride. Will Patton will appear alongside Curtis as a police officer, with Andi Matichak costarring as Laurie Strode's granddaughter. Infamous horror movie studio Blumhouse Productions is housing the project.
Details on the film's plot are scarce, but McBride promises that the vibe of the film will be a lot more subdued than some of the more recent Halloween sequels. The goal is to move away from overly gory death scenes and unnecessary violence, and instead focus more on the quiet tension and sense of impending doom popularized by the original Halloween film.
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- Halloween (2018) release date: Oct 19, 2018