Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie may have a fair bit of experience dealing with The Shape, but for the extended Strode family, Halloween will signal Karen and Allyson’s first encounter with Michael Myers, the stalker of Haddonfield and destroyer of dreams.
Slated for a release this October – which is quite fitting given that it’ll also mark the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s original classic – this soft reboot/sequel is coming to us courtesy of David Gordon Green, who’s brought the gang back together for a little trip down memory line.
That means Nick Castle is back in the shoes of Myers – though he’ll leverage the character’s screen time with James Jude Courtney – and Laurie Strode is gearing up for her “final confrontation” with the masked serial killer. It’s all very exciting, to be sure, and we’ll finally get a taste of what’s to come in just a few weeks. Or at least, that’s according to producer Jason Blum, who took to Twitter recently to tell us that the film’s first trailer will be here in early June.
And while I’m twittering as opposed to “tweeting” I want to assure #Halloween fans that we hear you. We have read your comments. And I can assure you that early June will be a happy time for you or perhaps I should say for most of you. xx
Ever since CinemaCon heralded a first-look teaser for Halloween, and Jamie Lee Curtis asked horror fans to pack their adult diapers in time for October, excitement for David Gordon Green’s continuation has been through the roof – particularly after we learned that it’ll drop the admittedly contrived plot point that had Laurie and Michael as sister and brother.
Speaking of which, the first official synopsis hit the web just the other day, and though it kept things vague, it did tease the following:
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as 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.
The one. The only. The classic! Halloween haunts Haddonfield (and our dreams!) on October 19th. Cue Carpenter’s shrill theme music…