Death has returned to Haddonfield in a new photo from the Halloween revival.
Less than a week away from the upcoming slasher film's panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Halloween has released a new photo of the masked killer Michael Myers along with new interviews with star Jamie Lee Curtis and director and co-writer David Gordon Green via Entertainment Weekly.
With original actor Nick Castle returning to play Myers once more before passing the role on to new actor James Jude Courtney, the killer is back in his mechanic outfit while menacingly wielding a kitchen knife and wearing the iconic Shape mask.
"What I loved is that it surgically excises all of that dead tissue," explained Curtis on how ignoring the events of all but the original 1978 film helped entice her back to the definitive scream queen role of Laurie Strode. "This is growing from just that original movie, 40 years later."
"This film isn’t one to narratively recognize any of the films other than the original Halloween," clarified Green. "But we very much enjoy the other films and there’s a lot of very subtle shout-outs to a number of things that I think the big fans, the people that know the films scientifically, will get a kick out of, hopefully."
With Myers escaping custody once again while being transferred to a maximum security prison, this Halloween promises to be one Haddonfield will never forget.
Debuting on October 19, the latest Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak with Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney sharing the role of masked killer Michael Myers. The film is executive produced and scored by original filmmaker John Carpenter.