In 1978, John Carpenter and Moustapha Akkad scared audiences everywhere with the first installment of what was to be the Halloween film franchise. In the intervening years, that first film has spawned 10 sequels (9, if you don’t count Season of the Witch) and an undying fandom eager for anything having to do with Michael Myers. Now, as the producers make the decision to bring the franchise to a close with one more film, Jamie Lee Curtis signs on to make the story of ultimate sibling rivalry the overriding theme, once more.
Jamie Lee Curtis Is Back For More Halloween Hijinks
To be produced by Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions, and Miramax, the next Halloween film will pit Laurie Strode (Curtis) against Michael Myers one last time. Much like Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later, this version of Laurie Strode will be of a woman haunted by the memory of her psychopathic brother and his Halloween night killing spree.
While John Carpenter isn’t directing this film, he will be joining the crew as an executive producer and creative consultant. Carpenter will be working alongside Jason Blum, who earned his horror credits with Get Out, Split, The Purge, and Paranormal Activity. David Gordon Green has been brought in as the director and will be using a script he penned with Danny McBride.
McBride and Green are also credited as executive producers on the new Halloween film, suggesting they will be spearheading the project for Rough House Pictures.
John Carpenter Has High Hopes For Michael’s Demise
In signing on to help put Michael Myers to rest once and for all, John Carpenter expressed his ambition to make this Halloween the most ambitious of all of the films.
“38 years after the original Halloween, I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all,” said Mr. Carpenter.
The original 1978 Halloween was directed by John Carpenter, based on a screenplay written by Debra Hill and himself. The story began with a 6-year-old Michael Myers (Will Sandin) killing his 16-year-old sister, Judith (Sandy Johnson), before being committed to a mental institution. 15 years later, Michael escapes from the sanitarium and goes on a killing spree in search of his youngest sister, now adopted and named Laurie Strode.
Jamie Lee Curtis revived her role in Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), and Halloween: Resurrection (2002). She recently shared a picture of herself on the set, teasing her return to the franchise.
“Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18,” Ms. Curtis captioned the picture.