Soon Jamie Lee Curtis will be returning to the role that made her famous, Laurie Strode in 1978’s Halloween. According to a press release put out today by Blumhouse, Laurie will return to “come 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.”
The announcement was paired with the above image, Strode on a porch with her old friend sneaking up from behind. To date Curtis has played Strode in the original Halloween, its sequel, and other appearances, as well as the last two films made: Halloween H20 and Halloween Resurrection. It was in that last one that Mike was finally successful at killing off Laurie, so….is she now as immortal as he is?
Not exactly. The deal with the next Halloween movie is that it’s selective in what continuity it counts as canon. The first two movies happened. The last two did not. Therefore, Strode lives. Co-writer Danny McBride explained it this way: “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 next Halloween movie, which has yet to receive a finalized name, will make its debut October 19, 2018.