David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's Halloween sequel/reboot is shaping up to be something really weird and special. Not only is it going to do away with all of the sequels following John Carpenter's original, it's also bringing Jamie Lee Curtis back, focusing on her female decendants forty years after Michael Myers' original massacre in Haddonfield.
Carpenter has said that McBride and Green's take on the franchise occurs in an "alternative reality", but one thing will remain the same with this new installment: the man behind the mask. According to Bloody Disgusting, Nick Castle - who portrayed the original Shape in Carpenter's Halloween - is coming back for this go 'round, ready to stalk and haunt Laurie Strode yet again (along with stunt actor James Jude Courtney).
While this may seem like a minor detail, having Nick Castle slip the Shatner mask back on might be a major clue as to what Green and McBride are going for: the notion that the past never died for Laurie, and has now come back to have its reckoning.
Every detail that's been released thus far makes this new Halloween's release date - Friday, October 19, 2018 - seem so far away. I wanna see this thing tomorrow.