Jamie Lee Curtis to Return for David Gordon Green’s Halloween Reboot


With David Gordon Green’s Stronger hitting theatres this weekend, we are starting to get some new details about his next project, which will be something quite different from the Boston marathon drama. Back in February it was announced that he would be directing a new Halloween movie with Danny McBride co-writing the script. Details have been extremely limited thus far, but they did say that it would likely pick up where Halloween II left off and “continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way.” Now this week we have learned that they will also have one key piece of connective tissue from the first two films: Jamie Lee Curtis. She took to Twitter on Friday to post the following update:

In addition to starring in the first two Halloween films, Jamie Lee Curtis also reprised her role as Laurie Strode in Halloween H20 in 1998 and Halloween: Resurrection in 2002. I am assuming they will ignore the events of those films, but who knows. Some people are interpreting her “one last time” comment as meaning that this will be the final Halloween film, but I find that highly unlikely. No doubt it will simply be the last appearance of Laurie Strode. The new Halloween hits theatres on Oct. 19th, 2018. Does this news make you more or less excited about it?

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  • Jake

    This continuity is so confusing. I wouldn’t consider myself a hardcore fan of the franchise, but didn’t H20 also discount several of the other non-Carpenter sequels when Curtis first returned? It is almost like they are rebooting the idea of ignoring sequels. “We did it before, but we screwed up the character. Let’s try this again!”. This is taking rebooting to a whole new level. Though, I am still excited for a David Gordon Green directed Halloween.

  • Tim

    Matt Gourley will return to Film Junk, October 23, 2018.

  • Lori Cerny

    I’m actually excited for a new, grittier take on the story and simply… Why not?

    It’s not like movies are chapters in a book or even books in a series. I separate films by viewing them as an entity unto themselves.

    Every movie is a single visual interpretation of an idea.

  • bendoofus

    Josh Hartnett to return also?

  • Jake
  • Anthony

    “didn’t H20 also discount several of the other non-Carpenter sequels when Curtis first returned?”

    I don’t know if it ignored them per se, but Halloween 4, 5, and 6 had to do with Laurie Strode’s daughter after she died, and it was shown in H20 that she had faked her death and was hiding out under a fake name or something. I guess the events are “ignored” in the sense that they don’t mention them, but they aren’t necessarily negated.

  • bendoofus