The trailer for the brand new Halloween film has been whipping up quite a frenzy following its unveiling at CinemaCon.
Jamie Lee Curtis introduced footage of the forthcoming reboot that will ignore all sequels to John Carpenter's 1978 classic to catch up with Laurie Strode ahead of her final confrontation with masked serial killer Michael Myers 40 years later.
While it's increasingly difficult to muster enthusiasm for reboots and sequels, it seems that - judging by the trailer's feedback - director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride have made good on their promise to deliver a love letter high on the tension that made the original so revered.
Word on the scene describes the trailer as “terrifying” with the film's angle - Strode preparing to kill Myers should he ever return - deemed “self-aware” and “smart.”
You can see some of the responses below.
First footage of Halloween looks great. New story is that after he was shot by Loomis Michael was recommitted and Laurie has been preparing in case he ever breaks out.— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) April 25, 2018
We were just the first people to see the trailer for the new Halloween. Even the trailer was scary. The take on the story looks self-aware and smart. Really cool visuals and Jamie Lee Curtis looks badass. Oh man, I can’t wait.— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 25, 2018
The new Halloween movie looks SOOOO GOOD. Story is set 40 years later on halloween night. Jamie Lee Curtis is a Sarah Connor like badass that has been training in case Michael Myers ever breaks out, and he has. Interesting true crime angle. Also dismisses all sequels #CinemaCon— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) April 25, 2018`
If you were even remotely nervous the upcoming 'Halloween' movie wouldn't be scary and awesome it's time to relax. The first footage they just showed at #CinemaCon2018 looked like everything you want it to be. pic.twitter.com/msqR0WMH5n— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 25, 2018
Carpenter, who has composed the film's score, serves as executive producer alongside Jason Blum (Get Out). Judy Greer and Will Patton also star.
Speaking about her return to the role of Strode, The Wrap reports Curtis as saying: “Aside from Star Wars, I can’t think of another movie in which the same actor plays the same character forty years later. I am proud to return to the role that marked the start of my creative life.”
Halloween will be released in cinemas 19 October 2018.
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