Looks like Jamie Lee Curtis might be heading back to Haddonfield, that is according to a report from Collider. It states the sequel to Halloween (itself a sequel to the first film, but not the other sequels) will start shooting in September. It’s likely we’ll see the iconic scream queen return to the role that made her name.
Though the piece didn’t have an official comment from Blumhouse, they stated “Jamie Lee Curtis is all but assured to return as Laurie Strode, the tough-as-nails franchise survivor who may just be Michael Myers’ worst nightmare, while Judy Greer and Andi Matichak are expected to reprise their respective roles as Laurie’s daughter and granddaughter, though talent deals have yet to close. Not too many other people survived the events of 2018’s Halloween, so expect Blumhouse to introduce a new cast of supporting characters, i.e. a new batch of victims for The Shape.”
The 2018 horror reboot made $255.5 million, making it one of the most successful horror films of all time. So it makes sense that Blumhouse would likely try to recreate that success. The popular franchise had been flagging since its last entry in the Halloween series in 2002, with two mildly received remakes from Rob Zombie in 2009 and 2011. Both of those failed to reignite the flames of the franchise in the same way that Blumhouse’s gritty survivalist take did last year.
It’ll be interesting to see how the producers would follow up on the critically acclaimed hit which was also criticized for its exploration of PTSD and female trauma by some. Fans and critics alike wondered how much more spectacular Halloween could have been if a woman had written or directed it. According to Collider, the same creative team would return for the sequel. But who knows? Maybe Blumhouse–who recently announced a Black Christmas reboot helmed by two brilliant women–will have a surprise up their sleeve when it comes to behind the camera talent? Either way, we’ll likely have to wait a while to hear whether this rumor is true or not.
Strap in, cos we likely haven’t seen the last of Michael Myers or his sometimes-sister Laurie yet.
Nerdist has reached out to Blumhouse for confirmation.
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