Blumhouse has just made a very big announcement today regarding their upcoming sequel to John Carpenter's Halloween - Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode! David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) is set to direct and co-write the movie with his longtime collaborator Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant). The actress tweeted today, Friday, September 15th, "the same porch".
For the film, John Carpenter will be a creative consultant and executive producer, while Jason Blum will produce. Blumhouse also revealed the first, brief synopsis for the new Halloween, which promises an epic final match between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. Curtis was not involved, and instead Laurie's young daughter was the target.
Then in 1997, Curtis did return for Halloween: H20 (which I will never not call Halloween: Water) which totally ignored movies 4-6 and established that Strode went into hiding after escaping the hospital in 1978.
Though Curtis left the franchise after Halloween II, she was persuaded to return for 1998's Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.
Their latest announcement is definitely intriguing as they've confirmed Jamie Lee Curtis will return to the franchise that kicked off her career and she will once again be playing the iconic role of Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers.
First, take a look at the picture for yourself, and just try to see if you aren't as immediately as excited as I am. The sequel (not remake) is meant to cut "a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film", and it will arrive in theaters on October 19, 2018.