Laurie Strode and Michael Myers may be having one final showdown this fall, but The Shape now has even more potential victims to hunt down in the new Halloween movie, which just began filming in South Carolina.
According to the official Halloween franchise website, Ginny Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, and Drew Scheid have joined the cast of the new Halloween movie to play the friends of Allyson (Andi Matichak), who is presumably the granddaughter of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and the daughter of Karen Strode (Judy Greer).
To view photos of the new cast members, visit HalloweenMovies.com, and check out a Halloween logo (not confirmed to be the final one for the new movie) from the film set below, courtesy of Blumhouse's Instagram account.
In other casting news, Bloody Disgusting recently reported that filmmaker and actor Nick Castle, who played the masked version of Michael Myers in John Carpenter's Halloween, will reprise his role as Michael Myers in the new Halloween movie.
Just as in the original film, Castle won't be the sole portrayer of Myers in the new film, as Bloody Disgusting also revealed that stunt man and actor James Jude Courtney has been cast in the iconic role, with makeup effects artist Christopher Allen Nelson also on board.
Slated for an October 19th, 2018 release, the new Halloween movie is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride. Master of Horror John Carpenter executive produces and is expected (but not confirmed) to compose the score for the latest entry in the Halloween franchise. We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed.
From HalloweenMovies.com: "Today marks the start of production of Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s Halloween and we wanted to share some news about several rising young talents that have recently joined the cast. Ginny Gardner (Marvel’s Runaways, Secrets and Lies, Glee), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle, My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, Laggies, When We Rise), Drew Scheid (Stranger Things, The War with Grandpa), have all joined the cast playing school friends of Andi Matichak’s (Replicate, Underground, Orange Is the New Black) character, Allyson."
Previous Press Release: "Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s HALLOWEEN on Friday, October 19, 2018.
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."