In a Facebook post today, “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis, who rose to fame after her portrayal of Laurie Strode in the Halloween franchise, confirmed a new installment in the renowned series. In her minimalistic post, Curtis uploaded a photograph of her standing on a porch (which could very well be either on the Doyle or Myers property) with the caption, “Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18.”
The official Halloween website released an announcement to coincide with Curtis’ reveal. On their website, they’ve stated, “Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
John Carpenter, the franchise’s creator, will serve as executive producer ands creative consultant, alongside Jason Blum (Get Out, Paranormal Activity, The Purge). Inspired by the original 1978 film, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have created a story that paves a new journey from the events of the original film, seemingly ignoring anything subsequent Halloween 2.
It’s been officially confirmed that the film, simply titled ‘Halloween’, will be released worldwide on October 19, 2018.