Jamie Lee Curtis Will Return For Reboot Of "Halloween" In 2018

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis in Buena Park California US

This is something of a shock, considering that Laurie Strode was killed off in the opening scenes of 2002's poorly received Halloween: Resurrection, the last of the original Halloween series before the two Rob Zombie-helmed Halloween reboots. Blumhouse announced today that Jamie Lee Curtis will return to the revival of Halloween as the iconic Laurie Strode. But it's also a very strong statement to everyone that that while this new Halloween is a reboot, it's also a sequel.

Although it has been 15 years since Curtis's last Halloween film, she hasn't been a stranger to horror.

"'Halloween: Resurrection was a joke, '" Curtis told TooFab back in 2015. Halloween III: Season of the Witch was an attempt to make the series something like Tales from the Crypt, with a banner title allowing for different Halloween-set horror tales, but the public loudly cried that they wanted more Michael Myers. Why can't Laurie be, as well?

The new film will be directed by Eastbound & Down creator David Gordon Green, and a script has been written by Green and Danny McBride.

Well, it sure is a freaky Friday. We're not entirely sure what "same issues" means, given that she's 40 years older and no longer a baby-sitting teenager, but we're willing to give it a shot at least. John Carpenter, director of the original, will executive produce with an eye to compose the score.

Universal Pictures will release the new movie, which is said to be a direct sequel to 1981's Halloween II, which also starred Curtis, on October 19, 2018. Malek Akkad will produce for Trancas with Jason Blum for Blumhouse. And yes, she'll be reprising the iconic role of Laurie Strode.

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