Blumhouse has just made a gigantic announcement today regarding their upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween – Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode!
The announcement was made on Twitter along with Blumhouse’s tweet of the official release date – October 19, 2018. They also confirmed the film will be released by Universal Pictures.
“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
This definitely adds up with what co-writer Danny McBride has said in the past.
“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.”
If they’re looking for someone to play the character – Halloween H20 actor Chris Durand told us back in July that he’d be up for it:
“I would love to do it again if the situation were right. I had such a good cast and I got Jamie Lee Curtis back, so that’s kinda’ hard to beat. There is a new version coming up, which may kind of take it back to its roots and if that’s the case – it would be fun to do. In terms of the sequels, I think I probably lucked out and got the best I can.”
The new Halloween seems to be shaping up nicely, with filming set to begin this fall from director David Gordon Green.
Halloween hits theaters October 19, 2018.