If the upcoming Halloween reboot wanted to get our attention, this is a great way to do it. Jamie Lee Curtis, who had her big break as the “final girl” in John Carpenter‘s 1978 horror masterpiece, will return as Laurie Strode in the new movie, which is due out in 2018.
And if you’re scratching your head and wondering how this is possible…that just means you’ve seen all of the Halloween movies. We’ll get to that in a moment.
The news of Curtis’ casting was revealed on Twitter, where the iconic scream queen (wearing the same outfit seen in the original movie) struck a pose…with the unstoppable killing machine known as Michael Myers lurking in the background, of course. The image also doubles down on the originally announced October 19, 2018 release date, which isn’t surprising since producer Jason Blum recently said “You can kill me, you can behead me, you can chop my hand off” if he didn’t have the new film in theaters by next year.
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