News: Jamie Lee Curtis To Return As Laurie Strode In Halloween


Some big news has just been released by Blumhouse regarding Danny McBride and David Gordon Green’s reboot of the Halloween franchise, which is that Jamie Lee Curtis will return as Laurie Strode. The news was released via Twitter, also announcing that Universal Pictures will release the film on October 19, 2018. 
McBride and Green co-wrote the script, with Green directing and John Carpenter serving as an executive producer and possibly composing the score. It is being produced by Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions, and Miramax. In a previous interview, McBride spoke about making the film and Michael Myers scary again, he said:

“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There’s a lot of room for improvement. David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original. It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn’t corny and it wasn’t turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed. That stuff to me isn’t scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen.

I think it’s much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you’re taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can’t be killed pursuing you.”