Legendary scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis is reprising the role that made her a star—innocent babysitter Laurie Strode, who just can't seem to shake that Michael Myers guy. Next year, the 40th anniversary of the original film's release, Curtis will star in a new Halloween movie, one co-written by Vice Principals star Danny McBride.
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McBride told Business Insider that the new Halloween film, which is directed by David Gordon Green, will find the franchise returning to its roots.
I feel what happened with Michael Myers, unfortunately, is in those later sequels he almost became a Frankenstein's monster. He became this superhuman—nothing could really kill him. That doesn't make him scary anymore. For us, we look at it, and it's much scarier to just have that man who is hiding in the shadows as you're taking the trash out to the backyard, as opposed to a guy who could be shot a bunch of times and still keeps coming back to life.
Best of all? John Carpenter, who co-wrote, directed, and scored the original Halloween films, says he's down to compose the score for this one, too.
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