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The horror genre is in a bit of a renaissance at the moment. With the trend of torture porn mostly behind us, it's a very exciting time to be a horror filmmaker. Studios like Blumhouse are producing original and exciting content, and now they've taken to the classics, with a new Halloween movie coming starring Jamie Lee Curtis. The cast for the upcoming sequel has been slowly coming together in the past few months, and now it looks like another familiar face will be entering the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. Namely, Armageddon actor Will Patton.
This bit of news is sure to excite the horror fans out there, as Will Patton has a ton of acting credits to his name. This further proves how seriously Blumhouse is taking the new Halloween movie, as Patton joins the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer in the starring cast. Every horror movie needs a local cop, an Patton will be playing just that-- although the name of his character hasn't been revealed.
The Tracking Board's news of Will Patton's casting helps fill out the starring cast of the new Halloween movie. Just this week a bevy of teenage actors were cast, who Michael Meyers will no doubt be stalking and cutting down on his mission to reunite with Curtis' Laurie Strode. The original scream queen is back, but she's probably going to need help to survive Michael's next attack.
The new Halloween movie is being co-written by Danny McBride and will be directed by David Gordon Green. The upcoming film will ignore all of the franchise's sequels, and pick up 40 years after the original film. We'll meet a new version of Laurie Strode, and see how she's coped with her harrowing attack as a teenager. Additionally, her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) will be injected into the narrative, as the Strode women unite and attempt to survive another attack by the boogyman.
Will Patton has had a long successful career in the business known as show, appearing in movies, TV and theater. He's perhaps best known for his roles in films like Armageddon, Remember the Titans, and Gone in 60 Seconds. On the small screen he was recently seen in Fox's Shots Fired, as well as a recurring role in The Goodwife.
It should be interesting to see how law enforcement factors into the narrative of Halloween. In the original movie, the cops didn't come until it was far too late, with Dr. Loomis stepping in himself to save Laurie. Danny McBride seems to be taking a ton of inspiration from the original film, so it's unlcear how substantial Will Patton's role will be. But considering what a get he is for the casting department, we can assume he'll be a larger role than the Sheriff in the original film.
Halloween will arrive just in time for the holiday, on October 19, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to see what other horror movies will arrive this year.