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– by Anthony Esteves

Earlier this year at, Jamie Lee Curtis headed the panel on the upcoming Halloween sequel due out this October, which marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the first film. Attendees got a look at the new poster (which has been officially shared online) and the new trailer. However, the trailer has yet to be shared with the general public, leaving fans clamoring and hoping for a release in the near future.

Their hopes have been answered.

On Monday, producer Jason Blum, CEO of Blumhouse Productions, made a very brief announcement on his Twitter account. While only five simple, separate tweets, it clearly gets the message across to the fan base, who are eagerly waiting for any new updates. With these simple statements, Halloween fanatics (including this writer) celebrated the delivered message and are now counting down the minutes until Friday morning to view footage for the next chapter in the story of The Shape.

 

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Released on October 27th, 1978, Halloween hit theaters and quickly became a hit. Written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and directed by Carpenter, the film told the story of Michael Myers, a psychopath imprisoned for 15 years after killing his sister when he was 6 years old, who breaks out on Halloween and returns to his home of Haddonfield, Illinois to continue his unstoppable reign of murderous terror. The film was the breakout role for Jamie Lee Curtis who plays Laurie Strode, the heroine babysitter who survives Michael’s attacks and eventually discovers her sibling relation to Michael.

After 40 years of sequels and reimaginings, Curtis will be reprising her role as Laurie in a script written by Halloween fanatics Danny McBride (Eastbound & DownThis Is The End) and David Gordon Green (director of Stronger and Pineapple Express), with Green directing the film. The original film’s director John Carpenter is signed on as executive producer and lead creative director. McBride and Green are also executive producers and Blum is slated as producer along with Malek Akkad, the son of original Halloween producer Moustapha Akkad. Malek Akkad has been producing the films since 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

Halloween (2018) is slated for release on October 19th.

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Source: Jason Blum’s Twitter account.