Michael Myers in Halloween 2018 poster
Michael Myers in Halloween 2018 poster / Screenrant

The first trailer for David Gordon Green’s Halloween will arrive on Friday, June 8, as confirmed by producer Jason Blum. Forty years after the original Halloween film by John Carpenter and nine after Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, Michael Myers comes back with a new story that ignores all the sequels (and remakes) that came after Carpenter’s film.

Directed and co-written by David Gordon Green, with Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride as co-writers, Halloweenwill see the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and Nick Castle as slasher Michael Myers, with stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney also playing Myers. They will be joined by new characters Karen (Judy Greer) and Allyson (Andi Marichak), Laurie’s daughter and granddaughter, respectively. With the release date set for October, and the first Halloween trailer having been shown at CinemaCon in April, fans have been waiting for a first look at Michael Myer’s return – and thankfully, they won’t have to wait long now.

Producer Jason Blum announced via his Twitter that the first trailer for Halloween will arrive on Friday, June 8. Two weeks ago, Blum teased the arrival of this long-awaited trailer , assuring fans that they have read their comments and the trailer would arrive in “early June” – and he was right. However, the exact time the trailer will be released was not announced.

As mentioned above, Halloween doesn’t follow the continuity of the previous sequels (and completely ignores Zombie’s take on the story). So essentially, this film would be Halloween II, meaning that the reveal of Michael being Laurie’s sister doesn’t exist in this new film, treating that twist instead as a myth that spread after Michael’s crimes.

Curtis has previously praised the story , saying that the way Green and McBride “connected the dots of the story” made “ so much sense that it felt totally appropriate” to return to Haddonfield, adding that she would have titled it Halloween Retold . Blum also shared his praise after watching an early cut of the film, stating it “ respects the DNA of the franchise” while bringing something new to it.

Halloween is reportedly undergoing additional photography – or reshoots – in order to tweak the ending, this after audience reactions following a test screening. Reshoots are quite common, and last-minute changes to the ending are something Blumhouse is used to, having made changes to the finales of Get Out and Happy Death Day , so fans should not worry much over Halloween doing reshoots.

Given the positive reaction the trailer got at CinemaCon, and the praise from both Curtis and Blum, the first look at Halloween will surely take over the internet and social media, and will hopefully satisfy the fans that have been patiently waiting for the trailer to drop.