Principal photography of the new Halloween movie is complete, as many of the cast and crew members of the highly anticipated sequel have taken to social media to say goodbye to their temporary home of Charleston, South Carolina, where filming wrapped this week.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle, who reprise their iconic roles of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, respectively, both bid farewell via social media, with Curtis taking time to thank some of the locals she got to know during her time on set.
Curtis also shared some artwork of The Shape on Sunday, announcing on Instagram, “And that’s a wrap,” sharing a portrait of Michael Myers painted by Darlene Vega. She also states, “Everybody who made the movie did so because of their passion for John Carpenter and Debra Hill’s original vision. I think you will all be very happy and VERY scared. See you 10/19/18″. In an earlier post two days ago, Curtis called the new film “terrifying”.
Below, you can see those messages from Curtis and Castle, as well as a collection of a few of our favorite photos that were shared from the set during filming of Halloween over the past five weeks.
Also, keep watching HalloweenDailyNews.com all this week, as we have a brand new interview with Nick Castle and highlights from his Mad Monster Party Q&A coming soon.
Andi Matichak plays Allyson, Laurie Strode’s granddaughter in the new film, with Judy Greer set to play Laurie’s daughter Karen Strode, and of course Jamie Lee Curtis returning to once again reprise her role as Laurie Strode.
Nick Castle will also reprise his role from Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween to once again play Michael Myers in the new film along with James Jude Courtney, who has also been cast to play Myers.
The cast also includes Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Project Almanac, Marvel’s Runaways) as Vicky, Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle, My Friend Dahmer) as Dave, , and Drew Scheid (Stranger Things, The War with Grandpa) as Oscar, Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, Laggies, When We Rise) as Cameron, along with Will Patton as Hawkins, Rhian Rees as Dana, Rob Niter, Aaron Waring, and Omar J. Dorsey as Sheriff Barker.
The official synopsis: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
Halloween will be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.
Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.
Numerous iconic locations from the Halloween franchise are now confirmed to be featured in the new movie, including Haddonfield High School, Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, and Smith’s Grove Sanitarium.
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 happens to be Michael Myers’ birthday (in 1957), according to the original franchise canon. Myers would be 61 on Halloween night in 2018.
The new Halloween arrives in theaters 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!
And that’s a wrap. Darlene Vega painted this portrait of Michael Myers. A fitting last tableau while shooting @halloweenmovie #halloweenmovie Everybody who made the movie did so because of their passion for John Carpenter and Debra Hill’s original vision. I think you will all be very happy and VERY scared. See you 10/19/18
So sad to leave all my new friends in Charleston. Thanks to @kuduchs for the friendship and morning noon and night caffeination and carbohydrates, @hajsalon for my much-needed wash and trim, @dogwashcharleston for my little dog’s much-needed wash and trim, the stylish folks @hampdenclothing for my new kicks and mostly to everyone @thedewberrycharleston for their hospitality and elegant, comfortable care. #halloweenmovie @halloweenmovie
Flying to a Mad Monster Party. pic.twitter.com/XlwHfuBr0V
— Nick Castle (@ncastlez) February 15, 2018
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