Festivals - TIFF 2018 – Halloween World Premiere
Par Mulder, Toronto, Elgin/Winter Garden, le 9 septembre 2018
Halloween is a 2018 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride. It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween franchise, and is a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name, while retconning the continuity of the previous sequels. Set forty years after the original film, Laurie Strode comes face-to-face with Michael Myers for one final showdown on Halloween night. Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprise their roles as Strode and Myers, respectively, with stuntman James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers.
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.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival today. The director David Gordon Green, the screenwriter Danny McBride, the producer Jason Blum and the main cast Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Virginia Gardner had presented this so awaited movie during a midnight presentation screening.
Itw David Gordon Green & Danny McBride
Itw Jamie Lee Curtis
Itw Jason Blum
Itw Judy Greer
Itw Virginia Gardner
The film picks up 40 years after the events of the 1978 original, where Laurie Strode comes face-to-face with Michael Myers for one final confrontation.
Directed by David Gordon Green
Produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, Bill Block
Written by Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green
Based on Characters by John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Nick Castle, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner
Music by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies
Cinematography : Michael Simmonds
Edited by Tim Alverson
Production companies : Miramax, Blumhouse Productions, Trancas International Films, Rough House Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date : September 8, 2018 (TIFF), October 19, 2018 (United States), October 24, 2018 (France)
Running time : 109 minutes
Videos: Copyright Blumhouse Productions
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