Halloween 2018 is expected to start filming very soon for its October 2018 release, as it seems that the project’s working title has been revealed to be Night Blade, and now two more audition tapes have apparently surfaced featuring a pair of actors considered for different roles in the film.
After Omega Underground uncovered two audition tapes for the role of “Allyson“, featuring Chloe Csengery (who played young Katie in three Paranormal Activity movies and has appeared on Modern Family) and Allison Winn (who appeared in three episodes of Daredevil, and an episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), the same site has now shared two more videos they say are also auditions for the new movie.
In one of the Vimeo videos, newcomer Gunner Burkhardt (pictured above) is reading for the role of “Wesley“, and he mentions a Homecoming event as well as Halloween itself.
British actor Paul Bridges (pictured below) is seen reading for the role of “Martin“, a journalist, but then his dialog mentions “shock treatment” and the name “Horace Pinker”, who was the villain in the Wes Craven horror film Shocker. It may be that the dialog about Pinker was written for the purposes of actor auditions and has nothing to do with the new Halloween, or this “Night Blade” audition could ultimately prove to be a false lead.
We will update this story as soon as we know more, but for now, you can watch both audition videos at Omega Undergound.
The outlet further mentions Louisiana as the possible filming location this fall, though that could be outdated information, since Halloween Returns was at one time scheduled to shoot in Louisiana.
For fans of the Halloween comic books, the Night Blade title likely reminds you of the four-issue mini-series Halloween: Nightdance, which took place in 2000 between Halloween H20 and Resurrection in neighboring Russellville, Illinois. The protagonist in the comic series is a young girl named Lisa Thomas, who discovers that a secret from her past has come back to haunt her.
As we previously reported, filming of the new Halloween movie is expected to begin this fall for its October 2018 release.
David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express) will direct the new Halloween from a screenplay by he and Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant, Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals).
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.
You can read everything we know so far about Halloween 2018 here.
As I’m sure you are well aware, 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of John Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween. It is also worth noting that the film’s release date also happens to be Michael Myers’ birthday (in 1957), according to the original franchise canon.
The new Halloween is scheduled for theatrical release on October 19, 2018.
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