Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to play the iconic Laurie Strode in the “Halloween” franchise. Universal Pictures is planning to release what they are calling the final film in the "Halloween" franchise. The new movie is set for an Oct. 19, 2018 release date.
In the new movie, Curtis’ character will have a 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.
The new film will have quite a crew behind it. John Carpenter, who directed the original film, will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining leading horror producer Jason Blum, who’s behind “Get Out,” “Split,” and “The Purge” and “Paranormal Activity” franchises. David Gordon Green is directing from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Green’s directing credits include “Pineapple Express” and “Our Brand Is Crisis."
Curtis also played Laurie Strode in “Halloween II” (1981), “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” (1998) and “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002). She tweeted about her return on Friday.