AceShowbiz - Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to the "Halloween" franchise. In the upcoming installment, the 58-year-old actress is expected to reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode, a survivor of the psychotic serial murderer Michael Myers.
The film will reportedly be the final chapter in the horror series. The synopsis is still kept under tight wraps, but Laurie is expected to have a final confrontation with her deranged stalker who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Along with horror producer Jason Blum, John Carpenter who directed the original 1978 film will serve as an executive producer and creative consultant on the film. "38 years after the original 'Halloween,' I'm going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all," he said in 2016.
David Gordon Green ("Goat", "Our Brand Is Crisis") is attached to sit behind the lens for the upcoming movie. He will also help write the script with Danny McBride. The new film is scheduled to make its way out across the nation on October 19, 2018.
The original "Halloween" film followed Michael Myers (Nick Castle) as he killed teenage babysitters on Halloween night. When he was a young boy, he murdered his older sister. He later stalked Laurie Strode and her friends.
Jamie Lee Curtis last played Laurie in 2002's "Halloween: Resurrection". She also appeared in 1981's "Halloween II" and 1998's "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later." She additionally voiced a telephone operator in 1982's "Halloween III: Season of the Witch". She gushed about her upcoming return to "Halloween (2018)" on Twitter, "Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween."
"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
The other titles in the franchise are 1988's "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers", 1989's "Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers", and 1995's "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers". A remake directed by Rob Zombie was released in 2007. A second movie followed in 2009.