Halloween reboot release date announced, Jamie Lee Curtis to return

It'll be released 40 years after John Carpenter's original classic

Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 16 September 2017 09:49 BST

Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to the Halloween franchise which now has an official release date of October 2018.

The actor, considered the original Scream Queen following John Carpenter's 1978 classic, will reprise the role of Laurie Strode in the forthcoming sequel from David Gordon Green (Stronger).

This will be her fifth Halloween film following appearances in Halloween II (1981), Halloween: H20 (1998) and a cameo in Halloween: Resurrection (2002) in which she seemed to be killed off.

Green has co-written the screenplay alongside Danny McBride who will also star. Carpenter is also heavily involved as producer alongside heavyweight Jason Blum (Get Out, The Purge) with a potential new score in the works.

Teasing the sequel, McBride previously told Empire they had avoided “...turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn't be killed.”

“I think it’s much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you’re taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can’t be killed pursuing you," he added.

Killer Michael Myers returned in a remake directed by Rob Zombie back in 2007.

The Halloween sequel will be released 19 October 2018.

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