It seems just the other day we were hesitantly impatient and eagerly reporting any news at all we could find about the upcoming Halloween reboot. When Jason Blum confirmed the October 2018 release date was a hard promise, we were giddy but doubtful.
But, it seems Blumhouse has been kicking full steam ahead on the project, as they just dropped two huge bombs on their Instagram page; Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her iconic role as Final Girl, Laurie Strode. AND, we have a release date: October 19th, 2018.
This is big news for Horror fans of the franchise. Laurie first appeared in John Carpenter’s original 1978 film, and soon became the iconic Final Girl of the Halloween franchise. The character of Laurie went on to appear in six of the ten films.
This news also confirms the upcoming Halloween film to be a sequel that nestles itself somewhere in the folds of the original series. Danny McBride, one of the co-writers on the project had this to say to CinemaBlend about the film’s timeline:
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.
The original Halloween franchise itself broke off into several branches, with Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later and Resurrection ignoring events of the 4th, 5th, and 6th films of the series. Jamie Lee Curtis’ last appearance in the Halloween series ended with Laurie Strode‘s death in the 8th film of the franchise, Halloween: Resurrection.