Watch the ‘Halloween’ Panel from #SDCC 2018
New footage from the new Halloween movie premiered during Universal’s panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) in the form of a clip and an extended trailer, and while we don’t expect to see any of that online quite yet, we do have video from the panel itself.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Malek Akkad, David Gordon Green, and Jason Blum were on stage at SDCC during the Universal panel on Friday, where they introduced the extended footage from the most anticipated horror movie of the year.
The most emotional part of the panel, and arguably the entire convention, was during the Q&A portion when a fan told Curtis her portrayal of Laurie Strode actually helped him to survive his own real life home invasion. Curtis then left the stage to come and embrace the man, as everyone had tears in their eyes.
Green also called the original Halloween “the pinnacle of horror”, and Curtis declared that Laurie Strode is “the greatest part I will ever get to play”.
John Carpenter returns to the franchise he created 40 years ago as executive producer, along with Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions and Malek Akkad of Trancas International, whose father, Mustapha Akkad, financed Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece.
Andi Matichak plays Allyson, Laurie Strode’s granddaughter in the new film, with Judy Greer as Laurie’s daughter Karen Strode, and of course Jamie Lee Curtis returning to once again reprise her role as Laurie Strode.
Nick Castle reprises his role from Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween to once again play The Shape along with James Jude Courtney as the new Michael Myers.
The cast also includes Virginia “Ginny” Gardner as Vicky, Miles Robbins as Dave, , and Drew Scheid as Oscar, Dylan Arnold as Cameron, along with Will Patton as Hawkins, Rhian Rees as Dana, 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.
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.
The new film is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by he, Danny McBride, and Jeff Fradley. Green and McBride are also executive producers under their Rough House Pictures banner, along with Akkad, Blum Carpenter, and Curtis.
Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures, arriving in theaters on October 19.
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.
Keep watching this site for updates on the return of Michael Myers and all the latest news on the next Halloween movie!
[Read our interview with James Jude Courtney on becoming Michael Myers in Halloween 2018 here.]
[Read our interview with Nick Castle on reprising Michael Myers in Halloween 2018 here.]
You can watch highlights from the Halloween panel at SDCC in the videos below courtesy of We Live Entertainment, and we’ve also included a video interview from Entertainment Tonight with Curtis and Green (in which the interviewer makes a horrible blunder that will make all horror fans cringe), in which Jamie talks about the relevance of this film’s story in the #MeToo era.
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