First Photos: The New “Halloween”

The first photos from “Halloween,” director David Gordon Green’s direct follow-up to John Carpenter’s 1978 original, have arrived via a new feature story at USA Today.

Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role of Laurie Strode who has been preparing for a rematch with the iconic knife-wielding killer Michael Myers who terrorised her forty years ago – and she’s as ready for him as he is for her.

The film sees a British documentary crew coming to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror. Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie.

Of her role, Curtis says: “In this case, she is well-matched, she is prepared, she is focused. She will be the one people are standing behind when that moment comes, because she’s the one ready.”

Jason Blum produces the film which also stars Judy Greer and Andi Matichak as Laurie’s daughter and granddaughter. Curtis says the streamlining of the series and its ignoring of all the sequels was a big reason she signed on to return as the new one is – “simple, clean, scary and excellent”.

She also has no issue with the franchise’s endurance: “I recognize that it will be my biggest contribution. Despite writing books for children, all of my advocacy, all of my politics, all of my own personal journey, my legacy will be Halloween.”