San Diego Comic Con Interview with Halloween Dream Team

San Diego Comic Con Interview with Halloween Dream Team

by Dusan on July 26th, 2018 | |

It’s been almost 40 years since fans of the long-running Halloween film series were first introduced to Laurie Strode, Michael Myers, and the small town of Haddonfield via the very first film. It’s been nearly 16 since the last installment of the original franchise hit theaters. This October, fans will be heading back to Haddonfield one last time for the newest Halloween, a direct sequel to the original.

The film is directed by David Gordon Green and finds both Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprising their roles as Laurie and Michael respectively. Curtis, Green, and producer Malek Akkad were present at this year’s San Diego Comic Con to talk to fans and press about the much anticipated film, as well as the iconic Halloween franchise in general.

Green spoke of his excitement in scoring his director’s gig. “It was a childhood dream because this was a very, very formative movie in my cinematic upbringing,” Green said in an interview conducted by Bloody Disgusting. Producer Akkad described the upcoming film as an attempt to repeat the “lightning in a bottle” effect of the original. “All the talent on this film really was celestial alignment that doesn’t happen often,” he said.

In addition to praising the dynamic team behind the newest film, Green and Akkad included, Jamie Lee Curtis drew parallels between the red hot #MeToo movement and the way the events of the films permanently shaped her character Laurie. “What we’re seeing in the world today is that all of these women who’ve been traumatized, victimized, beaten, battered, and raped have all found the voice to be able to say, ‘No more.’ And it’s interesting that this movie coincides beautifully with that wellspring of empowerment and understanding,” said Curtis.

The plotline of this latest Halloween film, which has been given an R-rating, reconnects viewers with Laurie Strode 40 years after the events of the original film. Not only will we get to learn more about how Laurie’s life was shaped by her encounters with Michael Myers, but we’ll watch her face him again in a final showdown. See it in theaters October 19, 2018.

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