While the lucky attendees of CinemaCon got treated to an early trailer for Blumhouse’s new version of Halloween over a month ago, the rest of us are still eagerly awaiting our first glimpse at the new Michael Myers and the return of Laurie Strode. While there’s still no news on when we’ll get to see the trailer just yet, producer Jason Blum has given us a little tease. Blum tweeted:
And while I’m twittering as opposed to “tweeting” I want to assure #Halloween fans that we hear you. We have read your comments. And I can assure you that early June will be a happy time for you or perhaps I should say for most of you. xx
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) May 26, 2018
While he doesn’t confirm that the trailer is the reason early June will be a happy time for Halloween fans, that is almost certainly what he’s talking about. With the film arriving in cinemas on Friday, October 19, four months prior to that release date is usually a good time to unveil the first trailer for a movie.
Directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley, the new film is set to ignore every sequel in the franchise and be a direct continuation of John Carpenter‘s 1978 classic. This version will see Jamie Lee Curtis return as Laurie Strode, who comes face to face with Michael Myers for the final time, having haunted her since their first confrontation four decades ago.
With Carpenter himself on board as executive producer, while also composing the score for the film, excitement is at extremely high levels, especially considering horror remakes/reboots of classics are usually met with anger and vitriol from fans. The involvement of Carpenter and Curtis, along with a talented group of creators, has likely helped sooth any fears of a lame cash grab.
Hopefully the expected trailer that drops in early June will deliver the happiness to Halloween fans that Blum promises.