Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to Haddonfield. The actress who launched her career in the horror classics Halloween (1978) and Halloween II (1981), will be returning for the upcoming latest installment of the iconic franchise, titled simply Halloween. Producers Blumhouse made the announcement this afternoon via twitter.
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) September 15, 2017
Curtis previously made returns to the Halloween franchise in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) and Halloween: Resurrection (2002).
The film is being directed by David Gordon Green, who is co-writing the screenplay with frequent collaborator Danny McBride. The two are both better known for comedy, including their HBO series Eastbound & Down. They certainly don’t seem the likeliest creatives to be reviving the venerable horror series. But last February when the two were announced as being the ones to revive the Halloween series, franchise creator director John Carpenter sounded enthusiastic about what the two want to bring to the screen.
David and Danny both came to my office recently with Jason Blum and shared their vision for the new movie and … WOW. They get it. I think you’re gonna dig it. They blew me away.
Horror reboots have not had the best track record over the last several years with attempts to revive the Friday The 13th and Nightmare On Elm Street series meeting with both critical and fan apathy. And it would be tempting to think that this could conceivably go the same way too. But this is coming from the folks at Blumhouse, a studio that has a pretty sterling track record in the few short years that they’ve been making horror films, so there’s reason to believe this will one will buck that trend.