It's been a while since I've talked about this upcoming movie and this might be the last blog until a trailer is released for it but with filming for the latest Michael Myers now started, here's some bits to savour.
First of all, another picture of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode with Michael Myers, the latter set to be played again by original actor Nick Castle. I know, it's just a picture but given the 40 year history with these two, it's hard not to be excited by this (and further delighted in Rob Zombie's awful remakes being further invalidated as well). Anyways onto casting though.
Not only will Laurie be encountering her murderous brother once again (or maybe he won't be if the writers really are determined to ignore every previous sequel) but so will her daughter, Karen, played by Arrested Development's Judy Greer and keeping it family a la Strode, Karen's own daughter, Allyson, who will be played by Andi Matichak, whose previous credits include appearances in Orange Is The New Black and Blue Bloods.
Also joining the cast for the yet to be titled eleventh Halloween movie are Virginia Gardner (Marvel’s Runaways), Miles Robbins (My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound) and Drew Scheid (Stranger Things). No details who they're all playing so far but it's safe to assume they'll be friends of Allyson's and picked off one by one when Michael starts sniffing around after the Strodes. Co-writer Danny McBride has said about the upcoming movie's timeline ....
“We’re kind of ignoring all the films past the first one. It picks up after the first one, but it’s sort of an alternate reality. It’s as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way.”
The movie is currently filming and will be released in cinemas from October 19th. I really cannot wait to see this one.