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Jason Blum has seen a cut of the new Halloween and feels good about it

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It was just over five weeks ago that producer Jason Blum said that he expected to see a cut of the new HALLOWEEN sequel "within six weeks" - and clearly the project is keeping on schedule, because a few days ago Blum told the folks at Digital Spy that he has indeed seen a cut of the movie.

Blum said: 

I feel really good about it, I saw a cut of it two nights ago. I think (director David Gordon Green) did a terrific job. He did everything I hoped he would do, which is respect the DNA of the franchise and bring something totally new to it and we're really very very excited for people to see it."

That's good to hear, and the fact that a cut of the movie now exists makes me even more anxious to see it. But its release date is still six months away.

Directed by Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride, the sequel only acknowledges the events of the original HALLOWEEN but will include nods to the other sequels in some way - like the hospital from HALLOWEEN II being a location and the town of Haddonfield's high school sports team having the same name here that they did in HALLOWEEN 4. (They're the Huskers.)

Original HALLOWEEN heroine Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the role of 

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.

Curtis is joined in the cast by Judy Greer as Laurie's daughter Karen; Andi Matichak as Karen's daughter Allyson; Miles Robbins, Virginia Gardner, Dylan Arnold, and Drew Scheid as Allyson's Haddonfield High classmates; Will Patton and Rob Niter as police officers; Rhian Rees as a character named Dana; and Diva Tyler as a caretaker; with original Michael Myers performer Nick Castle and stuntman James Jude Courtney working together to bring the iconic slasher back to the screen.

John Carpenter served as executive producer on the new film and will be providing the score.

Blumhouse's HALLOWEEN reaches theatres on October 19th.

Extra Tidbit: Are you looking forward to the new HALLOWEEN?
Source: DigitalSpy

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