Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis comments on the future of Laurie Strode


Earning rave reviews in Blumhouse’s Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis is opening up about the character that made her famous and where Laurie Strode is headed.

Halloween will go on…with or without Laurie Strode.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Jamie Lee Curtis recently revealed she has no idea if or when Strode will return to the silver screen. After Blumhouse’s Halloween opened to smashing results, everyone assumed the Prom Night actress would return for another night of Haddonfield hijinks. Well, not so fast…

Apparently, Curtis hasn’t heard anything about a sequel moving forward. And more importantly, she’s unsure if her most popular character is coming back at all. Here’s what she’s saying on the issue:

"“I have no idea at this point, today, I have no idea. I would make an assumption that, if David Gordon Green has a story to tell, that the people involved with the movie would encourage him to tell it. [Laughs] I haven’t been told whether or not he has a story to tell and whether or not he would include Laurie Strode in the telling. Really, time will tell. I know David is a busy guy.”"

Well, I honestly didn’t expect this. But is this more trick than treat?

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There are two things causing me to doubt we’ve seen the last of Laurie. For starters, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride revealed they had an idea for another trip to Smith’s Grove, even suggesting shooting two films back to back was an idea being tossed around at one point.

The other is the massive box office haul. At publication, Halloween will have grossed $238 million worldwide and counting according to Box Office Mojo. Knowing the business side of film, a sequel is certainly coming — and Jamie Lee Curtis will help sell that sequel. Jason Blum is smart enough to know this, especially with Curtis earning solid review for her work. So I suspect they would offer her something substantial once a story in set.

Now whether Green, a true filmmaker unrestricted by genre, wants to make another Michael Myers movie this quickly remains to be seen…but the Blumhouse piggy bank is pretty massive these days.

Halloween hits digital Dec. 28 and DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K Jan. 15 from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures.

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