The Halloween sequel/reboot seems to be hitting another snag. The film, directed/co-written by David Gordon Green and co-written by Danny McBride, has been gaining some momentum recently. With Jamie Lee Curtis (the star of the original Halloween film decades ago) on board, it would seem that things were going in the right direction, but not all was perfect.
The film was supposed to go in front of cameras last month, but obviously that hasn’t happened. The reason? While it’s not 100 percent certain, casting does seem to be one of the big potential problems, Bloody Disgusting reports. Judy Greer is reportedly in talks to play Curtis’ daughter, but there are still plenty of roles to fill, and a recent casting call from South Carolina’s The Island Packet corroborates the idea that casting has fallen behind somehow.
According to the report, the film is shooting for a mid-January start date, and is still looking for extras.
So what does this mean for the October 19, 2018 release date? Luckily, this is no Marvel or DC film, so even though a January start date is cutting it close, getting a film shot and cut in the months between is a definite possibility, given that the vision is clear.
Original Halloween director John Carpenter is not only executive producing, but is also on board to score the flick. Halloween is set to be a direct sequel to the original film, and will ignore all sequels.