Jamie Lee Curtis to return for Halloween reboot for one last round with Michael Myers
Jamie Lee Curtis is coming back as Laurie Strode (Picture: Halloween)

Jamie Lee Curtis is set to reprise her role as Laurie Strode in horror franchise Halloween, 40 years after appearing in the first installment.

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The 58-year-old actress earned her breakthrough role in John Carpenter’s 1978 original, which became a horror phenomenon with its iconic soundtrack and lurking serial killer, Michael Myers.

Jamie Lee Curtis, who played the original protagonist, has now confirmed she’s returning to the role ‘one last time’ for a sequel which is set to be released next year.

Taking to Twitter, Jamie wrote: ‘Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later.

‘Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18.’

This marks Jamie’s fifth appearance in the Halloween franchise, following appearances in Halloween II (1981), Halloween: H20 (1998) and a cameo in Halloween: Resurrection (2002) where she was seemingly killed off.

Maintaining death continuity however isn’t the biggest concern in Halloween – with Michael Myers being killed, resurrected and killed again more times than we can count.

Jamie Lee Curtis to return for Halloween reboot for one last round with Michael Myers

David Gordon Green is set to direct the sequel, which is set to take place after the first two Halloween films.

Green has co-written the script alongside Danny McBride who will also star, with Carpenter also set to be involved as a producer alongside The Purge’s Jason Blum.

The Halloween sequel is set to be released on October 19, 2018.

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