Jamie Lee Curtis has returned to play the Laurie Strode character in the “Halloween” franchise. This news was announced in all corners of the civilised world today and accompanied with the rather nice photographic image you see with this story. John Carpenter, who along with Moustapha Akkad, originated the horror franchise in 1978, has been on board the Halloween redevelopment since May 2016. He is executive producer and creative consultant. Universal Pictures have set the date of Oct. 19, 2018, as the US release of what is allegedly the final film in the “Halloween” series. (Yeah, sure.)
Curtis’character returns to confront Michael Myers, the deadly masked maniac who has haunted and hunted Laurie Strode since her first contact with him on Halloween, almost forty years ago. This original story was written and directed by Carpenter. The film began in Haddonfield, Illinois, 1963. Six-year-old Michael, stabbed to death his teenage sister Judith on Halloween night. Years later in 1978, after escaping captivity, he went after baby sitter Laurie.
Carpenter declared last year that, “38 years after the original ‘Halloween,’ I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.” Curtis has played the Laurie part four times in total. As well as the original, she appeared in “Halloween II” (1981), “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” (1998) and “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002). Curtis tweeted these words today: “Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18.”
The eleven Halloween pictures have taken US $400 million.