HOLLYWOOD—It was news that brought music to my ears as a horror buff, but it was news at the same time that left me saying, “Just how in the world is that going to happen.” It was announced on Friday, September 15 that scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis will return to the iconic role that made her a star for the reboot, remake or recalibration (whatever you want to call it) in the latest installment in the “Halloween” franchise.
Curtis tweeted on Friday, “Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18.”
For those not in the know, Curtis appeared in “Halloween,” “Halloween II” (1981), “Halloween: H20” and had an infamous ‘send-off’ in “Halloween: Resurrection.” Yes, Laurie Strode was killed in “Resurrection,” but for this latest entry into the franchise, all those films are being completely ignored. The new flick will be directed by David Gordon Green, who will also helm script duties alongside comic Danny McBride. However, the biggest news of all is that creator of the original 1978 horror classic, John Carpenter, has given Green and Gordon’s script the thumbs up and wants to score the new flick.
I honestly wish the producers and studio could find a way to get Carpenter to helm his classic; I mean the guy is just a genius behind the camera when it comes to horror if you ask me. However, Curtis involvement in this latest entry has me super intrigued. Is the script planning to follow the events of Halloween II, are we flash-forwarding 40 years later, just exactly what will Laurie Strode’s role be in the new flick and to what degree will it have on the narrative? Those are questions that remain, as the script details are being kept under lock and key, and this is the first casting news for the movie, which is big to say the least.
The new “Halloween” will arrive in theaters on October 19, 2018; exactly 40 years after the original scared the daylights out of audiences in 1978. Fingers crossed that we finally get a horror flick that lives in the realm of scaring audiences to the bone.