The Halloween 2018 sequel will not only have Jamie Lee Curtis's character Laurie Strode, but her daughter and granddaughter.
While the Halloween films, kicked off by director John Carpenter’s bellwether 1978 horror effort, has seen some thematic twists and turns – notably 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch – it always seems to turn the attention of Shatner-masked murderer Michael Myers back to original final girl (and the killer’s biological sister,) Laurie Strode, as played by Jamie Lee Curtis (and Scout Taylor-Compton in Rob Zombie’s two reboot movies).
Indeed, the 2018 film, which continues the original cinematic continuity and celebrates the slasher franchise’s 40th anniversary, will see Curtis back, yet again as the target, now joined by her grown daughter, played by Judy Greer, whose own teenage daughter (Andi Matichak) also finds herself in the homicidal fray. While hit with a delay last fall, company Blumhouse announced on January 13 that the production was back on track.
Halloween 2018 News
A new set photo from the Halloween 2018 sequel has arrived, showing Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie Strode, standing next to director David Gordon Green, who holds what Curtis claims is the original Halloween clapperboard.
First shot! First day. Same slate. Same Laurie. David Gordon Green directing from his script. Happy Halloween 2018 everyone. See you 10/19/18 @halloweenmovie #HalloweenMovie pic.twitter.com/iSC7NOblEA
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 30, 2018
Showcasing a major stylistic departure from the 2018 film’s first teaser image, Curtis’s Laurie is rocking what appears to be a grizzled grandmother look. Indeed, this apparent badass demeanor seems to imply that she’s finally had enough of her brother Michael Myers’s s**t and she has a large enough supply of Activia yogurt to get rid of it once and for all.
Halloween 2018 Cast
Well, kiddo, we never outgrow superstition. Andi Matichak, who was featured in Orange Is the New Black and Underground, and just completed the science fiction film Replicate, will play the young lead in the upcoming Halloween reboot.
Jamie Lee Curtis will return to her iconic role as Laurie Strode. Judy Greer is set to play her daughter, Karen Strode. Matichak will play the new character Allyson, the daughter of Greer’s character and the granddaughter of Curtis’ Laurie Strode.
Chicago-born Matichak was a model who trained with Meisner acting method instructors Kathryn Gately and Nina Murano. On TV, Matichak appeared on the series Blue Bloods, 666 Park Avenue and Making It: The Series. She appeared in the independent film Miles with Paul Reiser and Molly Shannon.
Will Patton has joined the Halloween 2018 sequel cast, reports The Tracking Board. The only available details about Patton’s character point to him being a cop. Of course, the veteran actor is no stranger to badges, having just played a sheriff on Fox’s 2017 single-season television crime drama, Shots Fired. Patton’s vast CV includes major movies like Armageddon and Remember the Titans. He was also a prominent co-star on the five-season run of TNT alien invasion sci-fi series Falling Skies, with other TV runs on The Good Wife and 24. His recent big screen appearances include fact-based military drama Megan Leavey and western The Scent of Rain & Lightning.
Halloween 2018 Details
Following the two movies made by Rob Zombie, the latest chapter in the Michael Myers saga wil be directed by David Gordon Green. The legendary John Carpenter, who created the franchise, is executive producing the film with Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity), and will be the creative consultant and scoring the film.
The screenplay will be written by Green, along with Danny McBride.
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,” reads the official statement.
Halloween will be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the series since its inception. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. The film will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.
Halloween 2018 Release Date
Halloween hits theaters on October 19, 2018. Sleep tight, kids.