The new Halloween film is being described by Blumhouse as a direct sequel to the original 1978 Halloween and not a reboot.
Director, David Gordon Green collaborated on the script with Danny McBride and the duo won over the franchise creator, John Carpenter, with their story idea. The film will be taking place forty years after the events that occurred in 1978. The rest of the plot is being kept secret but McBride recently told fans what to expect and even addressed reports that they are ignoring all the previous sequels:
“This picks up after the first one. The Halloween franchise has kind of become a little bit of like choose your own adventure, you know like there’s so many different versions, and the timeline is so mixed up, we just thought it would be easier to go back to the source and continue from there. We do [reference the other movies]. For fans, we pay homage and respect to every Halloween that has been out there.”
John Carpenter returns as an executive producer and will compose the score for the new film as well. The best news is the return of the original “Scream Queen” herself, Jamie Lee Curtis, in her iconic role as Laurie Strode. She will be joined by Nick Castle, the original actor who played Michael Myers in the first movie
As for that mask, makeup artist Christopher Nelson recently confirmed that while the original mask is back, there will be an update to it. Here is what he had to say:
“The film takes place 40 years later, so you’re not going to have that same mask, it’s not going to be this pristine, beautiful thing that it was in 1978. You have to approach it from that standpoint. I had 40-year-old masks that I studied and looked at how they broke down, how they wrinkled. I also took into account the context of the film. Where is the mask now and where has it been for these 40 years? Without revealing anything, I took that into context. I had hundreds of photos and books.”
Having wrapped filming, the new Halloween movie has been given an October 2018 release date.