Up until this point, we hadn’t yet had really seen a good image of Michael Myers from the upcoming Halloween movie. We had seen a blurry set photo, and a photo-shopped poster when the movie was announced, but never got a good look at him. That is until now, of course, as we now have been given the first teaser poster for the film – and it looks pretty cool!
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As far as the look of the mask, make-up effects artist Christopher Nelson recently spoke about it, saying:
“The first order of business, of course, was the mask. I have a strong working knowledge of the original mask, and what the second one was about, and all the masks (of the sequels) and who did them and what they looked like,” Nelson told the site. “The point was to get back to the original, and to bring Michael Myers to life again, to bring that character, that feeling that you get – I really approached it more as a feeling than I did trying to copy the original mask.”
We already know this won’t be the typical Michael Myers we’re used to, as producer Danny McBride has revealed he won’t be immortal:
“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There’s a lot of room for improvement. David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original.”
“It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn’t corny and it wasn’t turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed. That stuff to me isn’t scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen.”
Jamie Lee Curtis is also on board. As far as a trailer goes, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Michael Myers returns on October 19th, when the movie hits theaters everywhere.
What do you think of the look? Are you excited for the film? Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments!