John Carpenter is hoping to bring horror fans another great movie in the franchise he started nearly 40 years ago. As previously announced last year, the iconic director has jumped on board as a producer of the Universal’s new Halloween movie and this weekend has brought our first real details on the upcoming film, including a release date.
The new Halloween movie is slated to launch on October 19, 2018, but the most exciting thing (for long time fans) is the fact that Jamie Lee Curtis will be back to reprise her role as Laurie Strode for one “final confrontation” with Michael Meyers. This will be interesting considering Curtis’ Strode was killed off in Halloween: Resurrection (the sequel to H20 which already brought the character back from death in the earlier sequels).
Regardless of how they handle the return of Jamie Lee Curtis, it’s still pretty cool to see her come back in character 40 years later for a new horror movie. What do you think of the Halloween movie announcement?