When it comes to horror movie franchises, there are not many which can compete with the huge success that the Halloween movies have had over the years, despite the fact that some of the sequels have been very awful. We are going to get at least one more Halloween movie and it looks like a very familiar face is going to return for the new film.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis saw her Hollywood star rise in a huge way, after making her debut as Laurie Strode in the first Halloween movie way back in 1978. She then went on to reprise the role in two more movies, appearing in Halloween II in 1981, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later in 1998, and Halloween: Resurrection in 2002. Now, Jamie has confirmed that she will return for the new Halloween movie, taking on the role of Laurie Strode for one last time.
Curtis took to her official Twitter account to post a picture of herself stood outside that infamous house from the original Halloween movie, with the masked Michael Myers staring on in the background. Along with the picture, the actress added the caption, "'Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18."
While there have been a huge amount of Halloween sequels being released over the years, with many of them going way beyond what John Carpenter was trying to achieve with the first two Halloween movies, it seems that this new film might just be getting back to those original roots. Danny McBride has been on board to help with the screenplay for the new Halloween film and he has admitted that he is ignoring most of those sequels, and is hoping to make the new film as close to being a sequel to those first two movies as possible.
Halloween has been directed by David Gordon Green and is set to hit the big screen on October 19, 2018 in the US, while the UK is still awaiting an official release date.