The Halloween movie franchise is getting a breath of fresh air with David Gordon Green’s upcoming installment. This movie will disregard every film in the franchise except for John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 original – and even has Carpenter onboard to make sure the film does everything right.
And he’s not the only returning member from the original film – we also have Jamie Lee Curtis coming back as Laurie Strode. This time she’s gearing up for a 40 year reunion with Michael Myers, once again played by original shape actor, Nick Castle.
The first set photos have made their way online, including one tweet from Jamie Lee Curtis herself:
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 25, 2018
Jamie Lee Curtis rocking it on the Halloween set. pic.twitter.com/CdGYdWMuf9
— Nick Bond (@TheWhiteWo1f) January 26, 2018
Jamie Lee Curtis arrives on the set of Halloween 2018. pic.twitter.com/WdQkoY5bs3
— Nick Bond (@TheWhiteWo1f) January 25, 2018
This time, however, it seems like Laurie might be ready for Michael. As Curtis begins shooting on set, she tweeted,
“Feels good to have Laurie back on set,” with a picture implying that Laurie now has a .357 magnum at her side. She must not remember that a gun didn’t do Dr. Loomis any good by the end of the original film. Then again, Danny McBride did imply that Michael Myers won’t be immortal in this installment.
“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.”
In the movie…
Laurie Strode 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.
Halloween hits theaters October 19, 2018.
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