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‘Halloween’: Jake Gyllenhaal Helped Convince Jamie Lee Curtis to Bring Laurie Strode Back

‘Halloween’: Jake Gyllenhaal Helped Convince Jamie Lee Curtis to Bring Laurie Strode Back
Jamie Lee Curtis is taking on the role of Laurie Strode for a fifth time on the big screen in David Gordon Green’s upcoming “Halloween” sequel, but she might not have taken the gig had it not been for Jake Gyllenhaal. In an interview with Variety, Curtis revealed Green personally sent Gyllenhaal on a mission to track her down while she was vacationing in the mountains with her husband, Christopher Guest. Gyllenhaal’s mission was to convince Curtis to hear the director’s pitch for a new “Halloween” film. Gyllenhaal is Curtis’ “unofficial godson.”

The reason Gyllenhaal could vouch for Green is because the actor had just worked with the director on the Boston Marathon bombing drama “Stronger.” Gyllenhaal starred opposite Tatiana Maslany in the movie, which earned Green some of the best reviews of his career and put Gyllenhaal in the Oscar race for best actor. Gyllenhaal missed out on landing a nomination,
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‘Halloween’: Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Blum Dish on Michael Myers’ Return

‘Halloween’: Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Blum Dish on Michael Myers’ Return
“Halloween” fans are eagerly anticipating Jamie Lee Curtis’ return to the role of Laurie Strode, cinema’s most iconic avenging babysitter.

It turns out, they have Jake Gyllenhaal to thank for it. The actor is a family friend — Curtis refers to him as her “unofficial godson” — and he tracked her down while she was on vacation in the mountains with her husband, actor Christopher Guest, to put in a plug for David Gordon Green, the reboot’s director. Gyllenhaal urged Curtis to take Green’s call. The two had worked together on 2017’s “Stronger,” which Gyllenhaal told Curtis was the greatest experience of his professional career.

Curtis and Green hit it off immediately. Green, best known for comedies like “Pineapple Express” and dramas such as “Undertow,” reminded Curtis of John Carpenter, the director of the original 1978 “Halloween.”

“They’re both laid back and don’t take themselves too seriously,” Curtis
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‘Halloween’ Reboot Debuts First Trailer (Watch)

Universal Pictures dropped the first eerie trailer for its “Halloween” reboot on Friday.

Most notably, the reboot features Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode, who famously escaped the edge of Michael Myers’ blade in John Carpenter’s original 1978 slasher pic and landed Curtis a spot on the Hollywood A-list. Curtis isn’t alone, though, as Nick Castle also returns to stalk and loom over victims as Myers. Curtis appeared in “Halloween II,” “Halloween H20: 20 years Later,” and “Halloween: Resurrection,” but the reboot will be Castle’s first time donning the infamous bedraggled mask since the original “Halloween.”

The new trailer introduces Castle as a prisoner laughing hysterically at a Myers mask, then switches to a grim Curtis at target practice and asserting, “I pray every night that he would escape.”

“Why the hell did you do that for?” asks the town sheriff, played by Will Patton.
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First Look at Jamie Lee Curtis on Halloween Reboot Set

Blumhouse's new Halloween movie has officially started shooting. And perhaps even cooler than bringing back the original actor behind The Shape, director David Gordon Green is also using John Carpenter's original clapboard from the first movie back in 1978. Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to play Laurie Strode, and today the iconic actress shared a first look from the set. She says this.

"First shot. @halloweenmovie Halloween 40 years later. Same slate. Same Laurie. David Gordon Green directing from his script. Happy Halloween 2018 everyone. See you all 10/19/18."

Pictured alongside Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode is directorDavid Gordon Green showing off the antique slate that really should be behind glass in some horror movie museum somewhere. But perhaps it deserves its final hurrah! This reboot is said to be a true sequel to the original, with the franchise wiping the 'slate' clean of all existing sequels. And it even has
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December 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Game Of Thrones Season 7, House and House II: The Second Story Special Editions

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We should go ahead and rename December 12th “Arrow Video Day,” because the fine fiends over there have a ton of titles coming out this Tuesday, including Special Edition sets for The Premonition and Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood, and they’ve also put together standalone special edition Blu-rays for both House and House II: The Second Story. Severin Films is resurrecting Asylum this Tuesday, and fans can finally get their hands on the latest season of Game of Thrones, as well as a box set featuring every episode from all seven seasons.

Other notable releases for December 12th include K-Shop, Once Upon A Time at Christmas, Brackenmore, The Snake Woman, Beware the Lake, and Hollow Creek.

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season (HBO, Blu-ray & DVD)

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south,
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Andi Matichak cast in Halloween reboot as Jamie Lee Curtis’ granddaughter

The Halloween reboot from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green has gained another addition to the Strode family. Deadline reports Orange Is the New Black’s Andi Matichak will star in the film alongside returning Halloween actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer.

Matichak will star as Allyson, the daughter of Greer’s Karen Strode and granddaughter of Curtis’ Laurie Strode. Curtis starred in her iconic role in the first two Halloween films from John Carpenter, reprising her role in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later before getting killed off in Halloween: Resurrection. However, this new Halloween will ignore all the sequels and be a direct sequel to the original which John Carpenter, who is producing the film, directed himself.

See Also: Danny McBride on bringing the dread back to the Halloween franchise

Halloween comes out October 19th, 2018.

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Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis Cozy Up in New Halloween Photo

Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis Cozy Up in New Halloween Photo
This time next year, fans will be able to see a new Halloween movie in theaters, and not only that, but the first in over 15 years to feature Jamie Lee Curtis as her iconic character Laurie Strode. Since today is the actual Halloween holiday, the actress decided to share a bloody new promo photo, featuring her and her on-screen brother, Michael Myers, laying in a pile of leaves. The photo also shows her blouse ripped, with a rather nasty gash on her arm, presumably caused by her brother and his butcher knife. Here's what the actress had to say on social media this All Hallows Eve.

"Some Wounds Never Heal. Michael & I will see you all next Halloween."

The #H40 hashtag symbolizes the 40th Anniversary of this iconic franchise, with the original Halloween movie from director John Carpenter hitting theaters on October 25, 1978. Last May, it was confirmed that this new
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John Carpenter Confirms New Halloween Will Pretend The Sequels Never Happened

The Halloween franchise has perhaps the most convoluted history of any slasher movie series. Even if you disregard the 2007 reboot and its sequel, the first eight films still have such a warped continuity that it’s hard to get your head around it all – with various deaths and resurrections for Jamie Lee Curtis’ heroine Laurie Strode and, of course, her infamous stalker, Michael Myers.

2018’s upcoming reinvention of the franchise was always expected to ignore the majority of what had come before, then. It was assumed that, like 1998’s Halloween: H20, it would only use the 1978 original and Halloween II as its springboard. It turns out, however, that the 40th anniversary movie will cut out even more than we thought.

A few weeks back, John Carpenter, who’s on board to produce and score the new pic, revealed that it’ll completely ignore each and every sequel and now, he’s confirmed that once again.
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The ‘Halloween’ Franchise Ranked From the Worst to Best Slash

The ‘Halloween’ Franchise Ranked From the Worst to Best Slash
There was no way to predict that a low-budget, independent horror movie with a no-name cast would go on to become one of the most influential films in cinematic history. But 40 years ago, John Carpenter built the framework for one of the most successful franchises ever and helped create the “slasher” genre with the 1978 smash Halloween.

In the ensuing years, Michael Myers (aka The Shape) became one of culture’s preeminent boogeymen, Carpenter’s haunting theme continued to set an ominous mood and the fictional town of Haddonfield dealt with a serious body count problem. While the motivations for Michael’s actions grew more convoluted, he remained a terrifying force four decades later.

Now, with a new Halloween in the works from director David Gordon Green and writer Danny McBride, featuring original star Jamie Lee Curtis as the ultimate survivor, Et decided it was time to look back on the franchise to determine which film is a dull
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Corey Feldman Wants to Return in Friday the 13th Sequel

Tommy Jarvis is perhaps the second most favorite character in the Friday the 13th franchise. Yet, he's laid dormant in torment longer than Jason Voorhees himself, last appearing on the big screen in 1986's Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI, as played by cult favorite Thom Mathews. But it was 80s heartthrob and aspiring musician Corey Feldman that first embodied the character, crafting it as his own before moving on to such blockbusters as The Goonies and Stand by Me. Now, Corey Feldman is ready to return as Tommy Jarvis. But Friday the 13th rights holders refuse to commit to the idea.

Not that they haven't tried to make it work. Corey Feldman has had a few meetings about reprising his role as Tommy Jarvis over the years, resurrecting the character in what Feldman calls a sequel akin to what Jamie Lee Curtis did in Halloween: H20. In fact,
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New Halloween Movie Ignores Every Sequel

New Halloween Movie Ignores Every Sequel
We're getting a new Halloween next year! Michael Myers is about to make his long-awaited return to the big screen for the first time since Rob Zombie's Halloween II, a movie most fans would probably like to forget. But this upcoming Halloween reboot is going to pretend as though that movie never happened. In fact, it's going to pretend that every Halloween sequel beyond the original movie doesn't exist, according to http://movieweb.com/halloween-sequel-john-carpenter-role-involvement/John Carpenter.

Even though John Carpenter isn't directing the new Halloween movie, he is said to be heavily involved in the production. Instead, it's David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) who gets that honor. He co-wrote the script with his frequent collaborator, Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant) and, according to Carpenter, their script is not only impressive, but it completely ignores everything beyond his first movie and exists in an "alternative reality." Here's what he had to
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2018’s Halloween Will Ignore Everything Except The First Movie

The Halloween franchise has perhaps the most convoluted history of any slasher movie series. Even if you disregard the 2007 reboot and its sequel, the first eight films still have such a warped continuity that it’s hard to get your head around it all – with various deaths and resurrections for Jamie Lee Curtis’ heroine Laurie Strode and, of course, her infamous stalker, Michael Myers.

2018’s upcoming reinvention of the series was always expected to ignore the majority of what had come before, then. It was assumed that, like 1998’s Halloween: H20, it would only use the 1978 original and Halloween II as its springboard. It turns out, however, that the 40th anniversary movie will cut out even more that we thought.

John Carpenter spoke to Stereo Gum recently and revealed that the new film will disregard every single sequel and be based squarely on the first installment.

“It’s kind of a…
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Halloween reboot circles Judy Greer as Laurie Strode’s daughter

David Crow Oct 3, 2017

The Halloween reboot is set to cast Archer's Judy Greer as Karen Strode, the daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis' character...

Like it or not, Halloween is getting yet another semi-reboot, semi-sequel. Despite having already been fully rebooted once, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s admittedly intriguing umpteenth Halloween reimagining is barreling along, and is now adding cast members. This includes Judy Greer as a character named Karen Strode.

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Indeed, EW was the first to report that Greer is close to signing onto the project to play the role of Karen, who will be the adult daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis’ returning (and iconic) Laurie Strode. Not much else is known about the role other than this
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New Halloween Movie to Add Judy Greer to the Cast as Laurie Strode’s Daughter?

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We found out last month that Jamie Lee Curtis will be returning to the Halloween franchise as Laurie Strode, but she may not be the only member of the Strode family making an appearance, as it's being reported that Judy Greer is in talks to play Laurie's daughter in the film, but those who are hoping for the return of Jamie Lloyd are in for a surprise...

Deadline reports that Greer (pictured above on the left) is in "negotiations" to portray "Karen Strode, the daughter of Laurie." No other details on her character are known at this time, but we'll keep you updated as more information is revealed.

Following the events of Halloween and Halloween II, Laurie Strode had a daughter named Jamie Lloyd who was pursued by Michael Myers through three films. Jamie was played by Danielle Harris in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers,
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Director David Gordon Green Comments on Filming Start Time & Location for New Halloween Movie

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Make sure your kitchen isn't missing a butcher blade, because next fall The Shape returns to theaters, and he won't be alone, as it was recently announced that Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode for one last showdown with her murderous brother, Michael Myers. While anticipation ramps up for next year's Halloween even as we get closer to this year's Halloween, director David Gordon Green revealed in a recent interview when filming on the new Halloween film is expected to begin and where it will take place.

Speaking with Filmmaker Magazine, Green shared when and where the new Halloween is expected to begin filming (quote from Filmmaker Magazine via Bloody Disgusting):

"We start shooting in six weeks in Charleston. I can’t say too much more as we are trying to keep things tight right now, but we are doing something unique. John Carpenter is involved as well,
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Jamie Lee Curtis Returns For 40th Anniversary ‘Halloween’ Movie. But Can The Series Stay Relevant?

It was strongly hinted on social media that True Lies star, Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her role as the virginal Laurie Strode in the upcoming Halloween sequel, scheduled to be released on October 19th, 2018.

A message on her official Facebook page read as follows:

Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18.

A picture of Jamie Lee Curtis wearing the same clothes that her 40 year younger self wore in the original Halloween back in 1978 with her knife wielding adversary, Michael Myers in the background accompanied the post. It has gotten fans wild over her return and there is already a lot of speculation on a lot of things about the new movie. Here it is below.

But the one thing that some are seemingly confused about is the fact that Laurie met her death at the hands of Myers in Halloween Resurrection,
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Jamie Lee Curtis heading back to Haddonfield for new Halloween movie

Earlier this year it was announced that John Carpenter is returning to the iconic slasher series Halloween to produce a new instalment in the franchise from director David Gordon Green, and now Jamie Lee Curtis has taken to Twitter to announce that she will be reprising the role of Laurie Strode.

“Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues,” wrote Curtis on her Twitter account. “40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18.”

Curtis portrayed Laurie in the original Halloween and its 1981 sequel Halloween II, but the character was said to have died prior to the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. However, Curtis then returned to the franchise for Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, with the character said to have faked her death, before being killed by her brother Michael Myers in the 2002 instalment Halloween: Resurrection.

None of this will matter however, as
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Jamie Lee Curtis Returns as Laurie Strode in New Halloween Movie

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Jamie Lee Curtis Returns as Laurie Strode in New Halloween Movie
She's back! The upcoming Halloween reboot is really picking up some steam and now Blumhouse Productions has released some new, exciting, official details on the movie. The studio has confirmed that Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in John Carpenter's original horror classic and several of the sequels, will reprise her role as Laurie Strode in the new Halloween movie.

Blumhouse is producing the new Halloween reboot, which will also have John Carpenter returning to executive produce and possibly score the movie. David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) is set to direct and co-write the movie with his longtime collaborator Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant). Blumhouse's update also confirmed that the movie's release date, which will ensure the new Halloween arrives just in time for the holiday next year.

"You've been asking for updates on Halloween, well, we've got one! Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in Halloween,
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Jamie Lee Curtis Returning for ‘Halloween’ Reboot

Jamie Lee Curtis Returning for ‘Halloween’ Reboot
Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to play the iconic Laurie Strode in the “Halloween” franchise.

Universal Pictures also set Oct. 19, 2018, as the release date for what it’s calling the final film in the “Halloween” series.

The horror movie is being produced by Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions, and Miramax.

Curtis’ character will have a 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.

John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining leading horror producer Jason Blum, who’s behind “Get Out,” “Split,” and “The Purge” and “Paranormal Activity” franchises.

David Gordon Green is directing from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the series since its inception, will produce. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Green
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