It was recently announced that Jamie Lee Curtis would be reprising her role as the iconic Laurie Strode for the upcoming Halloween reboot being produced by Danny Mcbride, and directed by David Gordon Green. Also cast is Laurie Strode’s daughter, being played by actress Judy Greer (Arrested Development). This bodes well for the reboot, as does the news that Carpenter “digs” the script, and is heavily involved in the creative process. So far, so good.
Jamie Lee Curtis, most recently involved in the show Scream Queens, hasn’t been in a Halloween film since Halloween: Resurrection, where you may recall she did not survive. Given the quality of the last few films, and her character’s demise in the 2002 film, what made her come back? Speaking to Metro, the horror icon explains:
“Because she is Laurie Strode (laughs). Right? I don’t know who else is going to play her? She’s just really lovely, and lives and works outside the Hollywood norm. And I love her spirit. And her character is iconic.”
It sounds like all parties involved view this reboot as a way to get the franchise back on track. Mcbride promises a traditional Halloween film. It’s also been confirmed that the film is a direct sequel to Halloween I and II, pretending that the other movies never happened. In that way, there is no reason for Laurie Strode can’t make an appearance. Who knows? If this reboot proves successful, maybe other horror franchises can follow a similar blueprint to revive themselves.
The Halloween reboot is set for an October 19th, 2018 release.
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