This news just slays.
Blumhouse Productions announced Curtis’ return in a tweet Friday, writing: “Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in HALLOWEEN, released by Universal Pictures October 19, 2018.”
Of course, Curtis shot to stardom for her role as Strode in John Carpenter's original 1978 film, which helped craft the template for slasher films to come. She last appeared as Strode in 2002's Halloween: Resurrection, which was set against the backdrop of a reality show filmed at the childhood home of psycho masked killer Michael Myers, who was revealed to be Strode's brother in 1981's Halloween II. Curtis had also appeared in that film, as well as 1998's Halloween: H20.
Her return in this latest version is being billed by Blumhouse as her final confrontation with Myers, in what essentially amounts to the most whacked-out family feud in horror history.
Franchise godfather Carpenter is back as the film’s executive producer, with David Gordon Green directing from a script he cowrote with Danny McBride.
Curtis herself later took to Twitter, unfurling a hilarious crack about her comeback to the franchise.
"Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween," she quipped.