News: Original Michael Myers Actor Returning For Halloween

First reported by Bloody Disgusting, Nick Castle has been confirmed to be returning to play Michael Myers in Halloween. He played the original masked killer known as "The Shape" in John Carpenters' original film. James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play the role of Michael Myers, said to be taking on the more physically challenging parts. Additionally, make-up and VFX artist Christopher Nelson (Suicide Squad, Deadpool, the Kill Bill films) is also on board. 

Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to the Halloween franchise as Laurie Strode, with the rest of sequels being ignored. Judy Greer will be playing Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter. Andi Matichak is believed to be playing the role of Greer’s daughter and Curtis’ granddaughter.

Danny McBride and David Gordon Green co-wrote the script, with Green directing and John Carpenter serving as an executive producer and possibly composing the score. It is being produced by Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions, and Miramax. Malek Akkad is producing for Trancas and Jason Blum is producing for Blumhouse. Universal Pictures will release the film on October 19, 2018.  

“Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”