The one slasher horror franchise in need of redemption returns to theaters next fall.
Well, this is a nice surprise.
On Friday afternoon, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions announced that Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to play the iconic Halloween franchise character Laurie Strode in what is being called the “final” Halloween movie in the franchise.
Also announced was a release date for the new Halloween movie, which is October 19, 2018; production on the movie is set to begin this fall.
Everything coming together in this new Halloween movie screams (literally) winner in our books.
Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to her iconic role, David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) is directing and co-writing the script with Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down), and Blumhouse, the studio behind two of this year’s biggest hits (Get Out, Split), is producing it. And on top of that, Halloween creator John Carpenter is back as an executive producer and creative consultant, stating that he wants to help make, “the scariest of them all,” Halloween movies.
Personally, I’ve been waiting for a new Michael Myers movie ever since Rob Zombie’s 2007 reboot, which I thought was awful.
And now after seeing the creative talent brought together in what is being billed as a sequel to Halloween II and the “final” Halloween movie (10 bucks says it’s the start of a new Halloween trilogy), this has jumped to the near-top of my most anticipated movies coming out next year.
Are you excited to return to Haddonfield next year for a slashing-good time with Jamie Lee Curtis?