Watch the hotly-anticipated new trailer for ‘Halloween’

The upcoming film has been directed by David Gordon Green, with actor and comedian Danny McBride having co-written the script

The first trailer for the next Halloween film has been released after much anticipation among fans of the horror franchise – watch it below.

Directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by actor and comedian Danny McBride, the film is intended to be a direct sequel to the events which are depicted in the original 1978 film of the same name.

Starring Jamie Lee Curtis – who reprises her original role as Laurie Strode – Halloween will pick up 40 years on from the plot of the first movie as Strode comes face-to-face once again with the franchise’s iconic villain, Michael Myers.

After debuting to huge acclaim at CinemaCon a few weeks ago, the first official trailer for the new Halloween movie has now been released – and you can see it below.

The upcoming Halloween sequel will be the first film to emerge from the long-running franchise since 2009’s Halloween II, which was directed by Rob Zombie. This latest reboot is expected to ignore the nine films that have followed the 1978 original.

Halloween will also star the likes of Judy Greer – who will play Laurie’s daughter Karen – Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle – who played Michael Myers/The Shape in the original Halloween 40 years ago.