Movie News: New ‘Halloween’ Will Be a Direct Sequel to Original


Halloween: John Carpenter says that events in the sequels to his classic fright flick Halloween will all be ignored in the upcoming new version: “It’s almost an alternative reality. It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the others were made. It’s gonna be fun. There’s a really talented director and it was well-written. I’m impressed.” David Gordon Green will direct, based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode (above); Judy Greer is in talks to play her daughter. [Stereo Gum via Bloody Disgusting]

Suicide Squad

Spies in Disguise: Will Smith (Suicide Squad, above) and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) will voice characters in the animated movie Spies in Disguise. It’s based on Pigeon: Impossible, an animated short by Lucas Martell about “a secret agent who nearly triggers a global conflict when a pigeon gets stuck in a government-issued nuclear briefcase.” Nick Bruno and Troy Quane will direct; it’s scheduled for release on January 18, 2019. [Variety]

Collateral Beauty

Anna: Helen Mirren (Collateral Beauty, above), Luke Evans and Cillian Murphy will star in Luc Besson’s next action movie, Anna. Newcomer Sasha Luss will portray the titular character; no details have been revealed about the premise. Production is expected to get underway in November. [Variety]

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Trailer: The final trailer for Professor Marston and the Wonder Women delves further into the true story of the creator of the Wonder Woman comic book series (Luke Evans) and his relationship with his wife (Rebecca Hall) and mistress (Bella Heathcote). Connie Britton and Oliver Platt also star; the movie opens on Friday, October 13. [Movieclips]