Jamie Lee Curtis to Return for 'Halloween' Reboot

Posted 2017/09/17 0 0

Even though her character Laurie Strode was killed off in Halloween: Resurrection.


A new Halloween movie has been in development for some time since John Carpenter’s initial announcement back in February. John Carpenter, who directed the original, will executive produce the new film, working with Jason Blum who worked on recent horror hits Get Out and Paranormal Activity. Director David Gordon Green, who worked on films such as Pineapple Express, co-wrote the movie with Danny McBride. The project will be financed by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, and Carpenter himself even teased that he might compose the music. And that’s not the only comeback: Blum announced yesterday that Jamie Lee Curtis’ iconic final girl Laurie Strode will be returning once again to the franchise.

Fans are likely scratching their heads at this revelation, since Curtis’ character, Laurier, was unceremoniously killed off in Halloween: Resurrection in 2002, but in true Halloween franchise fashion it would appear that the film will be ignoring the continuity of many of the sequels in favor of telling its own story. Curtis made her silver-screen debut as Laurie Strode nearly 40 years ago in the original “Halloween,” fending off the masked, knife-wielding Michael Myers again three years later in “Halloween II” and then twice more in 1998’s “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” and 2002’s “Halloween: Resurrection.” The two most recent entries in the series, both of them directed by Rob Zombie, served as reboots of the slasher franchise.

The original “Halloween” was directed by Carpenter from his own script about Myers as he stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night. The film begins with six-year-old Michael killing his teenage sister on Halloween in 1963; he escapes 15 years later from a sanitarium and stalks Strode and her friends as they babysit.

The reboot will arrive in theaters from Universal Pictures on October 19, 2018, forty years after the premiere of the original film.