Production On New Halloween Film Delayed Until January

Posted 2017/11/23 1455 0

One of the most anticipated horror movie sequels is not quite ready to go.


The production of David Gordon Green‘s Halloween, co-written by Danny McBride, may have hit a snag with Bloody Disgusting reporting that the production won't begin filming until January, despite the official announcements saying it would have begun shooting in October. However, from the looks of things, this shouldn't stop it from tearing through movie screens this Halloween season, with its planned release date of October 2018 still in place.

The site says multiple sources have confirmed the new date which follows a delay of production that has potentially to do with casting. A recent casting call for extras in South Carolina mentioned the new mid-January filming date. With Jamie Lee Curtis returning as Laurie Strode, and Judy Greer in talks to play Laurie’s daughter, Karen Strode, the list has got a lot of space to fill. It's never been clear if Danny McBride, who appeared in this year's disappointing sequel Alien: Covenant and wrapped up his run on HBO's Vice Principles just weeks ago, has given himself a character to play. But fans would love to see McBride face off against Myers.

The plot will conveniently forget every single sequel that was ever made. And this movie is even changing what happened in the final moments of John Carpenter's Halloween. It is speculated that Lorie Strode will no longer be Myers' sister, an idea that wasn't introduced until the Rick Rosenthal directed Halloween 2. Bloody Disgusting have this as their synopsis.

"In Gordon Green's movie, Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago."

With production ramping up through the holidays, expect some new cast to be announced in the next few weeks.