Universal Pictures released the official trailer today for the latest installment in the Halloween series, simply called Halloween. News of the new Halloween movie initially broke some time again when it was announced that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride had pitched their take on a sequel to the original films to John Carpenter. Apparently their pitch was enticing enough to bring the legendary director onboard as executive producer and creative consultant.

As the Grawlix Podcast’s resident Halloween fanatic how does the trailer strike me? I am not wowed by the trailer but the visual style is promising, the creative team is surprising (Green and McBride known primarily for their comedy work) and that fact that Carpenter has some involvement beyond simply executive producing the film still has me intrigued.

The film will be released October 19th, 2018. Here is further info from Universal Pictures…

Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s Halloween on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who 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.

Master of horror John Carpenter executive produces and serves as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.

Halloween is also produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9). In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Ryan Freimman also serves in that role.

Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.

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