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Nick Castle “The Shape” Talks New ‘Halloween’ Film, Putting on the Mask Again, and More



Nick Castle Talks New Halloween Film

At last month’s Mad Monster Party event in Charlotte, North Carolina, the legendary Nick Castle, who returns to play Michael Myers for a second time in the new Halloween film, packed his bags to take part in a very special Q&A for the fans.

Castle talked quite a bit about his return to the Halloween franchise after 40 years, which was captured by the folks over at Halloween Daily News.

On returning to Halloween 40 years later:

To be back in this franchise that I never thought I’d actually do any more work, because I never really considered myself an actor, and if you’d ever seen me try to act without a mask on, you would agree, so to go back and relive some of this is quite fun. To see Jamie Lee Curtis again, in uniform, so to speak, was fun.

This new group of filmmakers that’s working on it, I think everyone is going to be pleasantly surprised – I mean not necessarily surprised, because they’re very talented to begin with. I think they honor the tradition of the original movie.

I have high hopes for it, and I think everyone who is a fan, of the original especially, should look forward to it.

On putting the mask on again:

It was pretty crazy. It was. Not so much when I did it in the makeup trailer, but when I put it on for a shot, the first shot that I was in, I went, ‘Oh my God, I’m doing this.’ (laughs) It was really pretty fun. You know, I’m 70 years old now. (laughs) I’m happily retired, so doing it was fun.

But I quickly realized how much the fans really enjoyed the idea of having me back to be part of this in some way or another. So that was really nice to hear. I really appreciated what I heard from social media and stuff like that, and then also noticing how the press picked up on that when it was announced. I thought that was kind of cool that people remember my work I did on that.

And I get a lot of love from everybody here (at Mad Monster Party), and I return it because I appreciate it.

To read the full Q and A with Nick Castle from this year’s Mad Monster Party, head on over to Halloween Daily News.

British actress Rhian Rees (Confession of a Child of the Century, Rehearsal, The Lears) recently joined the cast as Dana, Toby Huss (Ghostbusters, Martyrs, Bad Milo) has been cast as Ray, Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer (Forget About Nick, Trendy, The Ottoman Lieutenant) will play Sartain, Diva Tyler (Killing Winston Jones, Slice 3, The Last Exorcism Part II) is playing a caretaker.

Will Patton “Shots Fired” has been cast to play a police officer. Rob Niter will play a Warren County Sheriff’s Department officer. Ginny Gardner “Runaways”, Miles Robbins (My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (When We Rise), Drew Scheid (“Stranger Things”), have all joined the cast playing school friends of Matichak’s character, Andi Allyson.

Christopher Nelson heads the special fx, along with Emmy Award nominee Vincent Van Dyke, who worked with Halloween icon Jamie Lee Curtis on the TV show Scream Queens. The film’s FX makeup coordinator is Bright‘s Stephanie A. Ford.

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Nick Castle will once again return to play Michael Myers, Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode, Judy Greer will play Karen, the daughter of Laurie, Andi Matichak is playing Allyson, Greer’s daughter and Curtis’ granddaughter.

John Carpenter will executive produce with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and horror specialist Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Gordon Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

Halloween will stalk theaters on October 19th, 2018.

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