Remake of horror film 'Halloween' to be shot in Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Horror movie fans in the Lowcountry have a lot to be excited for as it has been announced that the remake of the classic 1978 movie 'Halloween' will be shot in Charleston, according to the director.

The movie is set to be released in 2018 and is directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Danny McBride who is no stranger to Charleston since his HBO show, Vice Principals, is shot in the city.

Filmmaker Magazine recently spoke to Green about the remake whose original, directed by John Carpenter, starred a young Jamie Lee Curtis who is also set to return to the horror film franchise.

Green says crews expect to start shooting in Charleston in six weeks. 

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism said on Thursday that the production company for the movie did apply for incentives under the SC Motion Pictures Incentives Act  which is how they learned about the upcoming production.

SCDPRT officials say it's their understanding that the movie will be shot in the Charleston area, but did not have any information when the filming would begin.

Charleston Film Alliance officials say they cannot confirm nor deny at this time that the movie is shooting in Charleston.

"I can't say too much more as we are trying to keep things tight right now, but we are doing something unique," Green told Fillmmaker Magazine."John Carpenter is involved as well, which is like a dream to me. The two films I couldn't watch growing up were Halloween and Revenge of the Nerds, so I can't wait to invite my parents to this one."

According to a tweet by Curtis, the movie will be released in October of next year.

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