As most of you may know, we are getting another installment to the Halloween franchise. Not that I'm not a fan of the Halloween movies, but what makes this Halloween film any different from the last one? Well, first off this one won't be a remake and we are going to see a familiar face that we haven't seen since Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Jamie Lee Curtis! That's right, Micheal Myers's sister, Laurie Strode, is back. Out of the ten Halloween movies, Curtis has appeared in six of them and even made a (uncredited voice) appearance in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) as Curfew Announcer/Telephone Operator. Along with Michael, Curtis has been a pretty solid staple in the Halloween films.
So far we know that the newest Halloween film is set to be released October 19th, 2018. That it's being directed by David Gordon Green and has Danny McBride as one of the writers for the screenplay. It's being produced by Malek Akkad (whose Trancas International Films has produced the series since the beginning), Blumhouse Productions and Miramax.The latest round of news is that Judy Greer is in talks to join the cast.
When asked about the film, McBride said "You know, it's not a remake. It's actually, it's gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. And for our mythology, we're focusing mainly in the first two movies and what that sets up and then where the story can go from there."
Now, I'm all on board for another Halloween film that goes back to the original story, but I was really won over after hearing McBride say this. "Green and I are definitely going to [do] a straight-up horror. Halloween has always been one of my favorite movies of all time. There's a simplicity and an efficiency to that first one that I think allows the movies just to be scary as hell. And so Green and I, our approach is to get back to that."
So, to wrap it up, Curtis is coming back, it's not a remake and they're working off of the first two movies... sounds like a winner to me, but we'll see.