The New 'Halloween' Officially Begins Filming
Posted 2018/01/14 0 0
Blumhouse officially announced that production has officially begun on the upcoming new “Halloween” film through a social media post.
After some unexpected production delays, filming finally began Friday in North Charleston, and with that announcement came some casting news. The four new additions to the cast are all younger, so it stands to reason that these will be the people Michael Myers will be chasing around. Virginia Gardner (Karolina from Marvel’s Runaways), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, When We Rise), and Drew Scheid (Stranger Things) will play friends of previously announced Andi Matichak‘s character Allyson.
Blumhouse tweeted out the first picture from the set as well:
The film is being directed by David Gordon Green, who also co-wrote the script with actor (and Charleston resident) Danny McBride. The pair previously worked together on the movie Pineapple Express and the TV shows Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, the latter of which was also filmed in the Charleston area. Miramax and Blumhouse Productions are co-financing the new Halloween movie. The film is a direct sequel to the original Halloween and will ignore the rest of the series' continuity.
Fans of the classic film will be happy to know that Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode, while original director John Carpenter will serve as an executive producer on the remake. According to IMDb, the film is scheduled to be released on October 19th and will also star Judy Greer (Archer, Jurassic World, Arrested Development) and Andi Matichak (Orange is the New Black). However, fans have been skeptical about the project since it was first announced, mainly due to Danny McBride and David Gordon Green's involvement in the project. Many assumed that the duo, primarily known for comedy, would have no idea what to do with the Halloween franchise and worse yet, several fans believed that the project would get turned into a joke. Only time can tell!