A familiar face has surfaced in Haddonfield searching for Laurie Strode. Exactly six months before the release of its new Halloween film, Blumhouse has unveiled the first poster, featuring the first look at Michael Myers' iconic mask.
Known by fans of the long-running horror franchise as The Shape, the initial version of the mask as seen in the seminal 1978 original was created by production designer Tommy Lee Wallace from a cheap Captain Kirk mask that was then painted white with the eyes widened to give it a more spooky appearance.
Not much is known about the 11th installment in the Halloween series, although original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the franchise that made her a star as Laurie Strode, effectively ignoring the events of 2001's Halloween: Resurrection, in which the character was finally killed by her evil older brother.
This retcon corroborates an earlier statement by Halloween creator and legendary director John Carpenter, who clarified that the upcoming release will ignore the events of all nine sequels and only follow the events of the first film.
The new Halloween sees Myers return to Haddonfield, presumably to hunt Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen (Judy Greer), and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak). Nick Castle will briefly reprise his role of Myers before transitioning the part to stuntman James Jude Courtney for the bulk of the film.
Debuting Oct. 19, the latest Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride.