Somewhat than comply with within the footsteps of Rob Zombie and remake/reboot the property once more, the Halloween franchise has determined to return to its roots and provides the plenty a film set within the unique continuity. It was introduced final month that Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise Laurie Strode, the sister of important antagonist Michael Myers, within the simply-titled Halloween, marking her return to this horror-filled world after greater than a decade. As for why Curtis is being introduced again in spite of everything this time, director David Gordon Inexperienced answered thusly:
As a result of she is Laurie Strode (laughs). Proper? I do not know who else goes to play her? She’s simply actually pretty, and lives and works exterior the Hollywood norm. And I like her spirit. And her character is iconic.
If the brand new Halloween film is trying to emulate the texture of its eldest predecessors, then together with Jamie Lee Curtis is a step in the proper route. Whereas she hasn’t appeared in each Halloween installment, Laurie Strode is tied to this franchise nearly as intently because the knife-wielding Michael Myers, so if Curtis is keen to reprise the character, then by all means, carry her aboard. Inexperienced additionally talked about in his interview with Metro that he noticed similarities between Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal, the star of Inexperienced’s most up-to-date film, Stronger, in addition to Curtis’ godson.
The primary two Halloween films (launched in 1978 and 1981, respectively), chronicled the teenaged Laurie Strode combating to outlive Michael Myers’ reign of terror, with Halloween II revealing that the serial killer was truly her organic brother. Jamie Lee Curtis vocally cameoed in Halloween III, however she would not absolutely return to the Halloween franchise till 1997’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, adopted by 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection. 15 years later, David Gordon Inexperienced was lucky that Curtis accepted of his Halloween script, and longtime followers solely have to attend one other yr to see what the actress’ fifth outing as Laurie can be like.
All we all know to this point in regards to the subsequent Halloween film will mark Laurie Strode’s closing confrontation with Michael Myers, although if this installment proves to be a essential and business success like a few of Blumhouse’s different horror films, maybe the studio will rethink the “finality” of this story. Like Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween may even be a direct sequel to Halloween II. In different phrases, it’s going to ignore each film that got here after, which implies that it has been 40 years since Laurie’s final encounter with Michael. David Gordon Inexperienced is co-writing Halloween with Danny McBride, and John Carpenter, who launched the Halloween franchise with Debra Hill, is connected as govt producer.
Halloween will scarce audiences in theaters on October 19, 2018. Be sure you discover out what different films are popping out subsequent yr in our in depth premiere guide.