First Halloween Movie Set Photo Shows Jamie Lee Curtis Going Back To Her Horror Roots

Production on the new Halloween movie has officially started. The film sees Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the role of Laurie Strode for the first time since 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection. The new Halloween film, which is a direct sequel to the 1978 original and ignores other entries in the franchise, also finds original writer and director John Carpenter returning as an executive producer.

Curtis shared the first image from the new movie on Twitter, which not only includes her in a costume similar to Laurie’s from the original movie–because denim never goes out of style–but director David Gordon Green has an important piece of movie history in his hands. “First shot! First day. Same slate. Same Laurie,” Curtis writes. “David Gordon Green directing from his script. Happy Halloween 2018 everyone.” That’s right, the slate he’s holding is the same one Carpenter used in the original film. You can even see the original director’s name still attached to it with tape.

The new film is written by Green and Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down), along with help from Carpenter. The original film’s director will also once again provide a score for the movie.

A plot for the new Halloween has yet to be revealed. However, a synopsis from Universal Studios and Blumhouse–which are producing the movie–reads, “Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”

The new Halloween film, which could end up being the final one in the franchise, hits theaters on October 19.

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