David Gordon Green and Danny McBride may be unusual choices to breath new life into the Halloween franchise, but so far, their decisions seem to be popular ones among horror fans. Their most exciting decision was to bring back original 1978 Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode.
During a recent interview with Metro, director David Gordon Green was asked why it was important to bring Curtis back for the new film, to which he replied:
“Because she is Laurie Strode (laughs). Right? I don’t know who else is going to play her?”
The director also spoke about how Curtis operates differently from most Hollywood stars:
“She’s just really lovely, and lives and works outside the Hollywood norm. And I love her spirit. And her character is iconic.”
Green also explained what drew him to this new Halloween film, stating that his reasons for signing on go all the way back to 1978:
“I was never allowed to see it. I was forbidden from watching Halloween and Revenge Of The Nerds. I snuck watching both of them, and I got such bad dreams that I confessed it. For me it is a chance for me to confront my childhood fears, and give Michael Myers a proper talking to.”
The director also shared his excitement about working alongside original director John Carpenter:
“I sat down with him a couple weeks ago and got his script notes. It was pretty awesome.”
The film starts shooting this month in North Carolina.
Written by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) and Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down), and directed by Green, the new Halloween film features the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. Judy Greer (Marvel’s Ant-Man) is in talks to play Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter. John Carpenter returns to the world he created as executive producer and creative consultant on the project alongside Blumhouse’s Jason Blum. Green and McBride will also serve as executive producers, with Malek Akkad also producing. Universal Pictures will distribute worldwide.
The film will be a direct sequel to the 1978 Halloween and it’s sequel Halloween II, ignoring all other followups and remakes. John Carpenter will return to the world that he created as executive producer and creative consultant on the project alongside Blumhouse’s Jason Blum. Green and McBride will also serve as executive producers, with Malek Akkad also producing. Universal Pictures will distribute worldwide.
The new Halloween film is slated to hit theaters on October 19, 2018. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the latest installment of the Halloween franchise as we learn it.
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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