Curtis to return in 'Halloween' reboot

Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s HALLOWEEN on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Jamie Lee Curtis will return to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, in a reboot of the popular "Halloween" franchise. The film is due in theaters on Friday, October 19, 2018.

"Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18," Curtis tweeted on Friday.

Details of the plot have not been released but Strode is expected to have 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.

John Carpenter, who launched the franchise in 1978 on a shoestring budget in comparison to other blockbusters of the time, will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on the film, which is being produced by Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions, and Miramax.  Joining forces with Carpenter is 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, the son of the late Moustapha Akkad, who executive produced the original “Halloween.”  Green and McBride will executive produce.

Curtis has played Strode in three other movies in the series, including "Halloween II” (1981), “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” (1998) and “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002).