Exciting news for horror fans!
Blumhouse has revealed that Jamie Lee Curtis will be returning as her original character, Laurie Strode, in the upcoming 2018 reboot of Halloween. They’ve also released a promo image of Curtis and iconic killer Michael Myers with an official synopsis, which you can check out below!
John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining leading horror producer Jason Blum, who’s behind Get Out, Split, and The Purge and Paranormal Activity franchises.
David Gordon Green is directing from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the series since its inception, will produce. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Green’s directing credits include Pineapple Express and Our Brand Is Crisis.
Curtis first played Laurie in the original 1978 slasher film, which was also her debut on the big screen. She later returned for Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) and Halloween: Resurrection (2002), in addition to having a brief, uncredited voice role in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).
Film Synopsis: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
The new Halloween film will be the 11th in the franchise and will be distributed by Universal Pictures. The 2018 Halloween reboot is scheduled for release in cinemas on October 19, 2018.