‘Halloween’ 2018 On Track For Fall Shoot

Some encouraging news has emerged this week that the highly anticipated new Halloween movie (working title Night Blade) is still on track to shoot this fall for its October 2018 release, and the franchise’s creator and original director John Carpenter is still interested in providing the score for the film.

First, reporter Jason Guerrasio caught up with Halloween 2018 director David Gordon Green at the Toronto International Film Festival this past weekend and tweeted confirmation from Green that Carpenter has “seen the script, given notes, digs it. Still wants to do score.” Guerrasio added a second tweet further confirming that the plan is still to film the project this fall. In the same tweet, he also mentions a Halloween Day release next year, though the previously announced release date is Oct. 19 (Michael Myers’ birthday).

And now we have a new quote from the film’s producer Jason Blum himself, who promises that the new Halloween movie will be released in October of 2018 and he’ll bet his life on it. “You can kill me. You can behead me. You can chop my hand off. That’s on the record,” Blum told The Wrap on Monday.

Recent 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) were revealed last week, followed by more auditions from actors Gunner Burkhardt and Paul Bridges.

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: CovenantEastbound & 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.

Keep watching this site for updates on the return of Michael Myers and all the latest news on the next Halloween movie!

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.