I’m not sure I can handle my level of excitement right now. Jamie Lee Curtis put up posts on social media today signalling her return to the Halloween movie franchise and the world lost its collective mind.
That’s right, Curtis is resurrecting her iconic character, Laurie Strode, and it really can’t happen soon enough. I drive my family crazy watching Halloween H2O every year (along with the original) and now I’m going to have something fresh to add to the collection.
Along with an image of herself (with Michael Myers lurking behind her), she included the caption: “Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween.”
To anyone wondering if this is a hoax, Blumhouse Productions confirmed the news and tweeted: ”Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in HALLOWEEN, released by Universal Pictures October 19, 2018. #HalloweenMovie.”
The script is being co-written by David Gordon Green (Eastbound & Down and Pineapple Express) and freaking Danny McBride. The genius responsible for the original 1978 cinematic delight, John Carpenter, will act as executive producer.
Of the project, Carpenter said, “David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and … WOW. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away. I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool. And you’ll get to see it in theaters on October 19th, 2018.”
That’s the date, folks. Mark it on your calendars. Buy your tickets in advance and, of course, pray that it’s better than Halloween: Resurrection which I refuse to even acknowledge.