Here is a treat for ‘Halloween’ fans; Jamie Lee Curtis has confirmed that she is set to reprise her iconic role of Laurie Strode in the next installment of the horror franchise.

“Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween,” Curtis tweeted.

David Gordon Green (‘Our Brand Is Crisis,’ ‘Eastbound & Down,’ ‘Pineapple Express’) is behind the camera for the film, directing from a script he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Danny McBride.

Earlier this year McBride revealed that the new film is more of a sequel than a remake and will continue on the story from John Carpenter’s 1978 original and the 1981 sequel ‘Halloween II,’ essentially ignoring the films that followed.

Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner, alongside Jason Blum’s micro-budget banner, Blumhouse Productions. Carpenter is on board to serve as executive producer and creative consultant.

‘Halloween’ is set for release October 2018.

  • filmbuff2011

    I’m surprised at this news. There already was a proper sequel to the first two films – Halloween 4 (the best of the sequels). The Halloween franchise has collective amnesia – and it’s getting quite irritating for a longtime fan like myself.

    The filmmakers frequently rewrite franchise history – wiping characters, events and deaths from the timeline. It sounds to me like the filmmakers need a hook to make Michael Myers still relevant. Hence, Jamie Lee Curtis returning as Laurie. Hmm…