Blumhouse’s new Halloween movie has officially started filming.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis unveiled a picture on social media to mark the start of principal photography. “First shot! First day. Same slate. Same Laurie,” the actress posted, posing alongside director David Gordon Green.
First shot! First day. Same slate. Same Laurie. David Gordon Green directing from his script. Happy Halloween 2018 everyone. See you 10/19/18 @halloweenmovie #HalloweenMovie pic.twitter.com/iSC7NOblEA
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 30, 2018
Green, known for a diverse range of movies including George Washington, Pineapple Express, Your Highness, Joe and Stronger, came up with the film’s idea with Danny McBride. The two have worked together a number of times, from Pineapple Express to Eastbound & Down, and most recently HBO series Vice Principals.
Plot details have been kept under wraps, although it is known that the film will ignore the Halloween sequels. Apart from Curtis, who’s reprising her role as Laurie Strode, Judy Greer will be playing her daughter Karen Strode, and Andi Matichak landed the role of her granddaughter, Allyson, who’ll be in Michael Myers’ sights. Will Patton is also on board as a cop.
Creator and original director/co-writer/composer John Carpenter is attached as executive producer and will also be composing the film’s score.
The new Halloween is scheduled to hit U.S. cinemas on October 19.