Jamie Lee Curtis coming back to play Laurie Strode? Is this a trick or is this a treat? Well, my Little Monsters, it appears to be a huge Halloween treat, indeed. Not for this Halloween mind you, but just in time for the big screen next Halloween. On the next Halloween film’s release date of October 19th of 2018 to be exact.
In a post on Twitter, which you can see below, Jamie Lee has announced that Laurie Strode is indeed returning to Haddonfield after 40 years, for one last go ’round with her big bro, Michael Myers.
"Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18." pic.twitter.com/IvptiZctyw
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) September 15, 2017
Of course this would put Halloween fans in roughly the same position that Alien fans would have been in if they made the Neill Blomkamp film with Ripley and Hicks both returning. Basically one where you have to ignore, for better or worse, that certain chapters in the franchise even exist.
I was already stoked when it was announced that Jason Blum would be rebooting Halloween by way of Blumhouse Productions, with Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant) on board to write the script and David Gordon Green(Our Brand Is Crisis) at the helm. Now I’m over the moon that Jaime Lee is returning for this next Halloween film, and will be waiting with baited breath for further cast reveals.
Here’s and idea to kick around. How about bringing Danielle Harris back as well? Aaaahhhh, I swoon at the thought of BOTH of these wonderful Women of Horror coming back, but I won’t get my hopes up.
So, my Little Monsters, remember to keep that weather eye, of which I often speak, because hopefully with Jamie Lee on board more casting news will be soon to follow. And of course we will get that news to you as fast as out little fingers can type it.