The upcoming Halloween (2018) film has begun filming. The long-awaited sequel (once reboot) from Blumhouse Productions – the studio known for producing high-quality, low-budget horror films such as Split, Get Out, and Paranormal Activity – went through multiple stages of development before finally getting off the ground in late 2016. Currently, the studio plans on finally releasing the movie in October 2018 after suffering numerous delays behind the scenes.
While the long-running horror series has multiple continuity issues, the studio and creative team behind Halloween (2018) plan on fixing those by making the upcoming film – from director David Gordon Green and screenwriter Danny McBride – a direct sequel to Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween film (but taking place in an alternate reality in which all the previous films don’t exist). Jamie Lee Curtis is reprising her role as Laurie Strode, with Nick Castle returning as Michael Myers. And it looks like the film has finally entered production.
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Bloody Disgusting reports that Halloween (2018) has finally started filming after being delayed from its initial October 2017 start date. Blumhouse is overseeing the production of the movie that is currently filming in Charleston, South Carolina. And as cameras start rolling, the studio has made some last-minute additions to its cast: Virginia Gardner (Runaways, Project Almanac), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle), Dylan Arnold (Laggies, Mudbound), and Drew Scheid (Stranger Things).
The aforementioned cast members are all playing school friends of Andi Matichak’s Allyson, the daughter of Judy Greer’s Karen Strode and granddaughter of Curtis’ Laurie Strode. What’s interesting about these casting additions is that it indicates that the film may center around Allyson and her friends instead of on Laurie and her daughter. Moreover, this marks the first time in the franchise’s history that three generations of the Strode family will appear in the same installment.
At the moment, details regarding the long-awaited sequel’s plot remain under wraps, but the filmmakers are planning on making a “unique” sequel that’s unlike any of the previous installments in the long-running franchise, favoring tension and organic dreadfulness over sheer violence and gore. Plus, Halloween (2018) marks the first time since 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch that Carpenter has officially joined the production team of a Halloween movie. What’s more, Carpenter is also slated to score the upcoming film.
Halloween (2018) is expected to release this October, after being stuck in development hell for several years. And if it doesn’t, Blumhouse’s Jason Blum promises audiences can dismember him. Hopefully, it doesn’t come to that.
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Source: Bloody Disgusting