Jamie Lee Curtis is set to reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode in Universal's Halloween reboot. Curtis broke the news via Twitter sharing a first look image of Laurie and her murderous brother

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Directed and co-written by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) along with Danny McBride, the new Halloween movie will ignore the events of the majority of the sequels. Speaking to CinemaBlend earlier this year, McBride teased that only the first two films would be canon in their project.

"You know, it's not a remake. It's actually, it's gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. And for our mythology, we're focusing mainly on the first two movies and what that sets up and then where the story can go from there."

Jettisoning parts three to six and the two Rob Zombie directed remakes is a no-brainer, but it's a shame that Jamie Lee Curtis' return to the franchise for the excellent H20 is being expelled. That said, this does mean that the needless death of Laurie Strode for the abysmal Halloween Resurrection is also being ignored which neatly explain's her return.

The new Halloween movie will be released on October 19, 2018, just six days shy of the official 40th anniversary of the original film directed by John Carpenter. The horror legend will serve as an executive producer on what is being touted as the final entry in the franchise. No offence to the filmmakers, but we've had at least four 'final' Halloween sequels, so let's take that with a pinch of salt for now.

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