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Original Michael Myers will return to play The Shape in new Halloween movie

12.20.2017

Halloween 2018 Jamie Lee Curtis

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's upcoming HALLOWEEN sequel seems to be getting much of the old gang back together, with Jamie Lee Curtis already set to return as Laurie Strode, and now, according to Bloody Disgusting, it seems that the original Michael Myers is set to return as well.

John Carpenter's friend Nick Castle wasn't intending on taking a role in the original HALLOWEEN, but at Carpenter's suggestion, he ended up playing the character of Michael Myers rather than paying a stuntman to perform the role. The 1978 film would be the only time that Nick Castle would play The Shape, until now. As Castle recently turned 70 years old, Bloody Disgusting reports that stunt performer James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play Myers. The Shape will need all the help he can get, because the new film will force him to deal with three generations of the Strode family. In addition to Jamie Lee Curtis, HALLOWEEN will also star Judy Greer as Laurie Strode's daughter, Karen, and Andi Matichak as Allyson, Karen's daughter and Laurie's granddaughter. Watch out, Michael.

Danny McBride, who wrote the script along with David Gordon Green, recently said that they're hoping to take the franchise back to basics and capture the same tone as the original movie.

Yes, exactly! We're trying to. The original is all about tension. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn't even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you're in anticipation of what's going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film, I think we were really trying to get it back to that. We're trying to mine that dread. Mine that tension and not just go for gore and ultra-violence that you see some horror movies lean on. To us, it was all about bringing back the creep factor and trying to find the horror in your own backyard, in our own homes.

HALLOWEEN is set for an October 19, 2018 release.

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