The very first bit of early promo art for the new Halloween movie has been unveiled at the ongoing Licensing Expo in Las Vegas!
Collider has shared images of two early teaser posters for the film on display at the annual Licensing Expo, which take a fittingly minimalist approach that recalls John Carpenter’s own minimalist treatment of the original 1978 Halloween.
The retro tone of this promo art is in line with recent statements from the film’s co-writer Danny McBride that the new Halloween will go back to basics in making Michael Myers scary again.
Something else to get excited about, since the film is being marketed at this event, it seems likely that we will see some new officially licensed products to tie in with the movie next year.
As we previously reported, filming will begin this fall for its October 2018 release, according to recent statements from Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals), who is co-writing the new Halloween movie with director David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express).
David Gordon Green will direct from a screenplay by he and McBride. John Carpenter will executive produce and may also score the film, with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Zanne Devine and David Thwaites will oversee for Miramax, which is co-financing with Blumhouse.
As I’m sure you are well aware, 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of John Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween.
The new Halloween is scheduled for theatrical release on October 19, 2018.
Check out the promo art below and give us your thoughts!
Updated with a third image from a different angle, courtesy of Coming Soon.
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