Blumhouse Studios has revealed that actor Nick Castle will be reprising his role as the adult Michael Myers AKA The Shape in the upcoming remake of the movie ‘Halloween’. Castle played that character of Myers in the original version of the 1978 film, who murders his sister as a young boy, before returning home 15 years later to continue his killing spree.
According to producer Jason Blum, the film will be: “a reboot of the first movie as opposed to a sequel”. It will disregard all of the previous nine sequels and will take place after the original film. Bloody Disgusting reveals that stuntman James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play Myers. Myers is referred to as ‘The Shape’ in the film’s credits, as he was in the film’s script, because throughout the movie you often only see an outline of him lurking in the shadows. Jamie Lee Curtis will again play Laurie Strode – as she has done in six of the previous ten ‘Halloween’ films.
Judy Greer will play Laurie Strode’s daughter, Karen, while young actress Andi Matichak will play Greer’s daughter. Matichak has previously acted in 2016 high school sports drama, ‘Miles’, as well as 2017 romantic drama, ‘Evol’.
I can’t wait for this film! Out of all the “Slasher” greats, Myers is definitely my favorite. Hell I even loved the Rob Zombie versions. It’s good to see the Blumhouse is treating this Halloween with the love and respect it deserves.