Hot off the news that Danny McBride’s hugely-anticipated upcoming reboot of Halloween is due to shoot very soon (more specifically, this fall) we’ve got our very first look at some promotional artwork for the flick.
As we’ve mentioned before, the new film will, in fact, not be a remake at all. It will pick up where the second installment left off, an interesting decision that should please horror fans eager for something new.
McBride revealed in a previous interview that the latest effort will be focused on scares rather than gags, too, which is great news all round.
The funnyman and horror fanatic, who just popped up in Alien: Covenant, is co-writing the film with David Gordon Green, who will be at the helm. The picture is slated to hit theaters on October 19th, 2018.
John Carpenter is rumoured to be providing the film’s score once again and also has an executive producer credit alongside horror maestro Jason Blum and Rough House Pictures, Green and McBride’s own production company.
As we previously reported, Blumhouse, Miramax, and Trancas International Films are partnering to produce the next installment in the series.
Prior to losing the rights to the franchise, Dimension was in development in a new Halloween film with Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. Halloween 3D was reportedly set to pick up after the events of the second film and would not tie in to Rob Zombie’s reboots.
Collider shared the below photo of what looks like an early piece of promotional poster art for the flick, which is currently on display at the ongoing Licensing Expo.
Check it out for yourself below (it looks very classic, which is great to see and chimes with everything we’ve heard thus far about the movie.)
Make sure to stay tuned to Wicked Horror in the coming months for more updates as they are announced.