Jamie Lee Curtis has recently wrapped filming on Halloween (2018), reprising her role as Laurie Strode, the character she played in John Carpenter’s original 1978 film.
One of the most successful indie films of all time, the seminal slasher film was followed by seven sequels from 1981 to 2002 – each less successful than the last. However, we can forget all those lesser sequels, as David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s reboot will ignore all but the original Halloween.
Halloween (2018) will return the franchise to its roots, focusing on the tension, and saying goodbye to the over-the-top blood and gore. Even Carpenter himself has given the new film his blessing, with the director/composer joining the project to work on the movie’s score.
As always, our fountain of Halloween teases, Jamie Lee Curtis has taken to Twitter in order to tell fans that writer-director David Gordon Green, and co-writer Danny McBride have created an “astonishingly scary” film. She accompanied the tweet with a photograph of her and on-screen relatives Judy Greer and Andi Matichak:
Three generations of strong, striped Strode women. Wrapping up this astonishingly scary revisit to Haddonfield. @andimatichak @missjudygreer #acorn #sapling #oak @halloweenmovie #HalloweenMovie @Marinelayer pic.twitter.com/5o78p4lE9Q
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) February 16, 2018
Family seems to be the major theme of this new Halloween, with Greer and Matichak playing the daughter and granddaughter of Strode, respectively. In the film, masked murder Michael Myers (played by original actor Nick Castle) returns to menace Laurie and her family, and ignoring all the prior sequels, it seems that the twist of Laurie and Myers being siblings will be scrapped. And we can all agree that it’s for the best.
Halloween is set for release on October 19th.