In just over a year’s time, we’ll be settling in to watch the blank-faced Michael square off against Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode for the final time. When the film releases, it’ll be the fortieth anniversary of John Carpenter’s iconic Halloween, which redefined the horror genre and set out the tone and rhythm that we still see in movies to this day.
Gordon Green, whose latest effort, Stronger follows a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, is playing his cards pretty close to his chest as to what his Halloween reboot will consist of, but in a recent interview with Filmmaker Magazine, he teased the following:
“I am working with Jason Blum, and he is great. Every horror fan knows Blumhouse and what they represent. The fact that me and Danny [McBride] wrote it is probably confusing to them, but we’ll keep that in the shadows. That is not going to be a part of how we campaign the movie. We start shooting in six weeks in Charleston. I can’t say too much more as we are trying to keep things tight right now, but we are doing something unique.”
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Right now, word is that Gordon Green’s film will be a sequel to Halloween II, disregarding Halloweens 3-8 and Rob Zombie’s mid-2000s reboot. This indicates that they’re eager to shed some of the baggage that’s built up around Laurie and Michael’s various encounters over the course of the franchise, which ends with Laurie gruesomely destroying the iconic killer (you’d think he’d have learned his lesson by now).
Fans will be further cheered to learn that series creator John Carpenter is involved in some capacity. That’s not exactly a guarantee of quality, but it is nice to know they’re going back to the source of the scares. After all, with both him and Jamie Lee Curtis on board, we imagine that this reboot will, at the very least, turn out better than the last one.
Halloween is set for release on October 19, 2018.