A very familiar scream queen is returning to the franchise that made her famous. Jamie Lee Curtis (“Scream Queens”), the star of hit scary movie “Halloween,” is reprising her role in a new reboot.
"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 casting news hit Twitter on Friday from both Curtis and Blumhouse Productions. David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express”) will direct the reboot, which was written by himself and Danny McBride (“This is the End”), according to THR. The film will be produced in a collaboration between Blumhouse Productions, Trancas International Films, and Miramax. The announcement of the new reboot came last February from John Carpenter, the co-creator and director of the original 1978 flick. The film is set for release 40 years after the first “Halloween” came out.
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) September 15, 2017
According to Variety, the film will be the final, tenth installment of the “Halloween” franchise. Carpenter will executive produce. Hit horror producer Jason Blum (“Split) will produce alongside Green and McBride under their Rough House Pictures banner. The last installment is in good hands, with Carpenter also serving as a creative consultant and Malek Akkad, son of original executive producer Moustapha Akkad, also producing. Akkad has produced three “Halloween” films, all of which included Curtis.
Curtis portrayed heroine Laurie Strode in “Halloween,” “Halloween II,” “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” and “Halloween: Resurrection.” While the actor did branch out into comedy with “Freaky Friday” and “Christmas with the Kranks,” her most recent work has been on Ryan Murphy’s “Scream Queens” as Dean Cathy Munsch.
“Halloween” screams into theaters Oct. 19, 2018.