Filming Of New ‘Halloween’ Delayed Until January | Film News
While excitement for David Gordon Green‘s remake/reboot/quasi-sequel of Halloween has cranked up over the past few months after a plethora of interesting creative people became involved in the project, for now the film has gone through a bit of a delay. Originally set to begin filming in October, shooting has been delayed and the film will now begin production in January.
The delay could reportedly be related to casting, so it’s possible some new cast members will be announced within the next few weeks. And the film recently put out a casting call for extras which confirmed the new shooting date of mid-January.
This isn’t particularly bad news, as the film still has plenty of time to meet the October 19, 2018 release date that was originally planned.
The film has been co-written by Green and Danny McBride, with Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode, with Judy Greer playing her daughter, Karen. John Carpenter has returned to score the film, which will take place following the events of the original 1978 film, ignoring the events of all the sequels.
It would be a big surprise if the film didn’t meet its intended October 2018 release date; it is Halloween, after all. Public interest in the film is a lot higher than most horror remakes/reboots/whatever considering the talent involved, and this delay probably won’t mean much in the long run. If it means an additional cool actor added to the film, even better.