Does it feel like fall is creeping up on you with a butcher knife in hand? You're not alone. An iconic manifestation of autumn, Michael Myers stands imposingly tall with his favorite kitchen accessory at the ready in a new Halloween movie image unveiled by Entertainment Weekly

In addition to sharing the new image, EW caught up with the film's star, Jamie Lee Curtis, who talked about her fondness for how this movie's screenplay directly links back to the first film in the franchise (and not the sequels):

“What I loved is that it surgically excises all of that dead tissue. This is growing from just that original movie, 40 years later. There may be people who love the other movies, great — [they have] zero relevance to this story.”

In Halloween, a follow-up film to John Carpenter's 1978 masterpiece, Curtis reprises her role as Laurie for one last battle with the boogeyman himself, Michael Myers. In the new trailer below, the blood-stained stage is set for the fight to the finish between two horror icons.

Laurie won't be the only Strode going up against The Shape, though, as Judy Greer and Andi Matichak also co-star in the film as Laurie's daughter and granddaughter, respectively. The cast also includes Will Patton, who plays a police officer, as well as Ginny Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, and Drew Scheid, who all play friends of the teenaged Allyson.

Filmmaker and actor Nick Castle, who portrayed the masked version of Michael Myers in John Carpenter's Halloween, reprises his role as Michael Myers in the new movie, with James Jude Courtney also playing the iconic killer.

The film is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride, with Master of Horror John Carpenter executive producing and composing the score for the latest entry in his franchise.

A collaboration between Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions, and Miramax, the latest Halloween movie will be released in theaters on October 19th from Universal Pictures. Ahead of its theatrical release, the movie will have a Hall H panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

"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."

Image from Ryan Green/Universal via EW:

Source: EW
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