Awesome news Halloween fans! Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to Haddonfield as Laurie Strode for the next installment of the franchise.
The original Halloween movie, which premiered in 1978 was Curtis’ film debut. Since then, she returned to the franchise four times for sequels. Now, 40 years later, Curtis will be starring in the next film of the horror franchise.
Curtis took to social media and announced her return on Twitter, posting a photo of her on set next to a jack-o-lantern with a masked Michael Myers standing behind her in the doorway. She added the caption: “Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween.”
The new Halloween is co-written by comedian Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) and filmmaker David Gordon Green, who will also direct the film. Director of the 1978 original horror film John Carpenter wrote on Facebook earlier this year that the duo’s vision for the new movie is simply “WOW.”
Curtis’ casting comes with little surprise as McBride is a fan of the original. He told EW that he just loves the original, adding that “there’s something so scary about how simple it was.” He also revealed that their ambition for the new installment is “to strip it down and get it back to [being] grounded in reality, which I think makes it scarier.”
The new Halloween will hit theaters on October 19, 2018.
"Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18." pic.twitter.com/IvptiZctyw
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) September 15, 2017