Make sure your kitchen isn't missing a butcher blade, because next fall The Shape returns to theaters, and he won't be alone, as it was recently announced that Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode for one last showdown with her murderous brother, Michael Myers. While anticipation ramps up for next year's Halloween even as we get closer to this year's Halloween, director David Gordon Green revealed in a recent interview when filming on the new Halloween film is expected to begin and where it will take place.
"We start shooting in six weeks in Charleston. I can’t say too much more as we are trying to keep things tight right now, but we are doing something unique. John Carpenter is involved as well, which is like a dream to me."
Since this interview was originally published on September 22nd, Gordon's comments would place the start of filming in early November in the South Carolina city. Although Curtis is confirmed to come back to play Laurie Strode, it's not yet known if the new movie will take place in Haddonfield, the faux Midwestern town that his home to the Myers house and Michael's blood-stained legacy.
In mid-September, Universal Pictures announced an October 19th, 2018 release for the new Halloween movie, and their press release states that "David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film," indicating that the new film will likely follow and reference John Carpenter's Halloween, but will take place in a timeline in which the events of Halloween II and the other sequels in the franchise (including H20 and Resurrection, which both featured Laurie Strode) never occurred.
This will mark the fifth film in which Jamie Lee Curtis will play Laurie Strode, having appeared as the iconic character in Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and Halloween: Resurrection. In her latest appearance as Laurie in 2002, Curtis was apparently killed by Michael Myers at a sanitarium where she was a patient following her actions at the end of H20.
We'll have to wait to see just exactly what version of Laurie Strode we'll see on the big screen. The brief plot synopsis below teases "her final confrontation with Michael Myers" in the new Halloween film, which will be executive produced by John Carpenter (who might also work on the score, although that has yet to be confirmed).
Are you excited to see Laurie Strode go up against Michael Myers nearly 40 years since their first cinematic showdown? What are your hopes for how the Halloween franchise timeline is handled by the new film? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates as they are revealed.
"Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s HALLOWEEN on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes 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.
Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
HALLOWEEN will be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the HALLOWEEN series since its inception. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.
HALLOWEEN will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures."