Jamie Lee Curtis shares photo from the set of new Halloween
Production is officially underway on the upcoming new Halloween movie from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions and series star Jamie Lee Curtis has revealed the first photo from the set on her first day of production!
“Halloween 40 years later. Same Laurie. Same slate,” Curtis wrote online. “David Gordon Green directing from his script. Happy Halloween 2018 everyone. See you all 10/19/18.”
In the film, Curtis returns to her iconic role of 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. Judy Greer plays Karen Strode, the daughter of Curtis’ character, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground) plays Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie Strode.
Curtis’ character was unceremoniously killed off in Halloween: Resurrection in 2002, but in true Halloween franchise fashion, it would appear that the new Halloween film will be ignoring the continuity of many of the sequels in favor of telling its own story. Curtis has previously appeared in four films in the series, including the 1978 original, its 1981 sequel, 1998’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and Resurrection.
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. Green also directs. ;ook for The Shape to return on October 19, 2018.