It was almost exactly three months ago that we got our first look at the upcoming sequel to the original Halloween. Now, just about 6 months from release, we have a fresh Halloween trailer with our best look at Michael Myers yet.
June’s first Halloween trailer did a lot to seemingly setup the early portion of the film. A documentary crew went to visit Myers in an insane asylum where he was being held. The present to him his iconic mask to get a reaction, and all hell breaks loose from there.
The prisoners were being transported when the bus somehow crashes. Myers then appears dead set on finding Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode – once again on Halloween night but 40 years later.
That’s essentially where our latest Halloween trailer takes off. We get about two and a half minutes of footage where we see Myers return to the neighborhood and wreck havoc on all those standing between himself and Strode. A night that according the film’s synopsis, will be the last the two encounter each other:
“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.”
Not much to go on, but therein lies the plot. We know Strode has been hoping that Myers would eventually escape, as she plans to eliminate his threat once and for all. Perhaps it’s even her that somehow orchestrates the bus wreck that sets him free.
Universal Pictures states that John Carpenter helped to guide the project as an executive producer and creative consultant. Carpenter, of course, directed Halloween and wrote both Halloween and Halloween 2. The newest entry in the series serves as a soft reboot and sequel to Carpenter’s original film
This soft reboot/sequel is being directed by David Gordon Green. The director worked alongside Danny McBride and “crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film.” Halloween – and Myers – returns to theaters on October 19th.