As far as reboot-sequel hybrids go, David Gordon Green‘s Halloween is one of the best. The 2018 film paid respect to its 1978 predecessor by relying on familiar themes and tones original fans would recognize while also introducing its iconic horror figure, Michael Myers, to a new and much younger audience. Raking in $253.7 million at the box office last year, there was no doubt that a sequel was in order. Now that one has been confirmed, the creative pieces are being put together.
New reports confirm that Firestarter writer Scott Teems has been hired to pen the script for the upcoming Halloween sequel. More on the report below.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has revealed the release dates for the latest entry in the Halloween franchise on digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
The movie, which is a direct sequel to John Carpenter‘s original and saw original star Jamie Lee Curtis returning to play Laurie Strode once again, was made on a $10 million budget and brought back nearly $253 million worldwide. It also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner, and is directed by David Gordon Green who co-wrote the screenplay with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley.
You can find all of the details on the home video releases along with a pair of promo videos below.
Halloween(2018) Directed by David Gordon Green
Written by Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle, Rhian Rees, Jefferson Hall, Haluk Bilginer
Release date: October 19, 2018
Halloween… Or, two senior citizens magically find their way back to each other after 40 long years apart
They did it! They made Michael Myers scary again! In 1978, John Carpenter created Michael Myers, a boogeyman who killed babysitters before disappearing into the night after taking 6 bullets fired by his doctor. The franchise has since given us nine sequels, a reboot, and four convoluted timelines. All the mythos and fear from one of the faces on the Mount Rushmore of horror were essentially gone. And then came the guys from Pineapple Express! David Gordon Green and Danny McBride led the charge and with Jason Blum of Blumhouse on board producing, they crafted a Halloween film that pays loving homage to the original, winks at all the fans, and creates a new and worthy sequel that is, again above everything else, scary.
We were promised that the first trailer for the latest installment of the Halloween franchise would be arriving today, and arrive it has.
You might have thought that this first trailer would be just a teaser, and fans of the series would have been excited to see that. But Universal decided to skip that step and jump right to the full official trailer release. Not a bad deal at all.
Click on over to the other side to check out the Halloween trailer.