– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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.

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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.

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SOURCE: Bloody DisgustingThe Island Packet

  • David E

    Will Michael have a walker, cane or go all the way with a hover round?
    Will he have a medical alert bracelet? Since he doesn’t talk, how will say he’s fallen and can’t get up?
    Will he have that old person smell?
    Will he have arthritis?
    Does he quality for medicare?
    Does he have an AARIP card?
    Does he get a Senior Discount?

    There are so many plot points to cover.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I have a feeling that Hollyweird is doing a mind op on the world, at least to the US. They are slowly killing our sense of canon with our favorite stories so that we can no longer follow narrative. This will make it easier for us to dismiss history buffs, as well as history itself. Its prepping us in a way to change our foundation.
    Star Wars: Disney eliminates extended canon and forces it to legends. They can now cherry pick the parts that they want us to accept as truth.
    DC: Changes the bubble dialogue from JL to Aquaman.
    Sony: Completely tried to change everything about Spiderman and call it an untold story.
    Fox: Changes the FF4 to something of an abomination.
    Wake up sheeple.

  • Lenin1959

    They said they only take the first movie as canon and even that only with a changed ending. Let me guess: Dr. Loomis shot Michael at the end of the first movie and his body DID NOT DISAPPEAR. Michael IS dead. But 40 years later, a copykiller seems to be at work in the city where Laurie Strode is living now.
    So: no supernatural killer this time, more like Scream 2. Laurie or her daughter will be the killer this time.
    Of course, this is just a wild guess, I really don’t know the screenplay of the new movie.

    • suckit15694

      I think if Curtis was the new killer that would be cool

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.