New Halloween Movie Starring Jamie Lee Curtis Starts Filming After This Halloween
Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to Haddonfield to confront the evil that is Michael Myers one last time.
Word broke a little over a week ago that Jamie Lee Curtis, whose career was launched with John Carpenter's Halloween in 1978, would be returning to the franchise yet again. Curtis returned twenty years ago in 1998's Halloween H20 (20 Years Later) which was supposed to be her final confrontation with Michael Myers. Instead, her contract required Curtis to not only appear in the sequel, Halloween Resurrection, but also finally die at Michael's hands.
Since the truly awful Resurrection, Rob Zombie has completely demystified the character of Michael Myers with two reboot movies that turned him into yet another serial killer. John Carpenter envisioned Myers as a manifestation of pure evil, the Boogieman himself. Instead, the studio that owned the rights decided to keep bringing Myers back again with diminishing returns each time.
A new sequel has been in the works for a few years now, and David Gordon Green and Danny Mcbride (Pineapple Express) have an idea that impressed John Carpenter so much, he's decided to return as executive producer, creative consultant, and possibly as composer. All we know about the story at this point is that Jamie Lee is returning as Laurie Strode and that the movie seems to be a sequel to Carpenter's Halloween, skipping all of the other sequels in the last 39 years. From the press release:
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her 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.
Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
Filming is slated to start shortly after this Halloween, with a release date set shortly before or on Halloween 2018.