In 1988's Halloween IV: The Return Of Michael Myers, we're told that Laurie is dead, and the film picks up with her young daughter as the main protagonist. The actress, who is one of Hollywood's original scream queens, first made her appearance as Laurie Strode in 1978's Halloween (which also marked her debut movie role). The film, co-written and directed by scary-movie genius John Carpenter, literally defined a new generation of horror (aka: super creepy guy terrorizes group of teens).
It was over two years ago that Blumhouse announced they were set to bring the next chapter in the Halloween franchise to the big screen and have continued to turn heads with their ideas for the project. Universal said the 2018 film "carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film", suggesting that it will ignore the events in the 2002 film. How her character factors in and how she survived Halloween: Resurrection have yet to be explained. Curtis was not involved, and instead Laurie's young daughter was the target. John Carpenter, who is the executive producer and creative consultant for Halloween, recently expressed interest in scoring it as well. Because sometimes, lightning (slash, insanely scary and genius horror movies starring Jamie Lee Curtis) strikes twice. It's actually, it's gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way.
Now the newest installment into the "Halloween" franchise is not only expected to be a sequel but also a reboot of sorts. The remake with Jamie Lee Curtis will hit theaters on the 19th of October, 2018.