11:44am PT by Ryan Parker
Jamie Lee Curtis Returning to 'Halloween' Franchise
Cue the iconic piano notes.
Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to Halloween, the horror franchise that helped to launch her career.
"Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in HALLOWEEN, released by Universal Pictures October 19, 2018. #HalloweenMovie," Blumhouse Productions tweeted Friday.
"Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween," Curtis tweeted.
David Gordon Green, the co-creator of HBO's Eastbound & Down and director of movies such as Pineapple Express and Our Brand Is Crisis, will helm a new movie with a script co-written by him and frequent collaborator Danny McBride. That announcement was made in February by John Carpenter, the co-creator of the franchise and director the 1978 original.
Blumhouse, Miramax and Trancas are the production entities involved. Carpenter will executive produce along with Gordon Green and McBride’s Rough House Pictures.
"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," Carpenter wrote then. "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."
Curtis has played Laurie Strode in multiple Halloween films. Her first appearance was in the classic 1978 original when the world was introduced to the mask-wearing, mental-patient mass-murderer Michael Myers.
Curtis subsequently played Laurie in Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) and Halloween: Resurrection (2002). She most recently appeared in Ryan Murphy's Fox horror comedy Scream Queens, which was canceled in May.
Of all the reactions to the news, Mark Hamill had the best.
Can't wait Jamie. PS: HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!! xoxo, mh— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 15, 2017