For 17 years, it looked as though 1981’s Halloween II would be the last time Jamie Lee Curtis would ever play Halloween heroine Laurie Strode, but then she came back for Halloween H20 in 1998. Following 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection, it looked as thought that would be the las time, however, she came back in 2018 and is set to return in Halloween Kills, however, Curtis has gone on record that she feels next year’s Halloween Kills will be it for her in the role.
Speaking with Total Film magazine for an article on Halloween Kills, Curtis said:
“I would say, given what I know about the next movie, I think it will be the last time that I will play (Laurie). And I’m not saying something like, ‘Oh, because I die!’ It’s nothing to do with that. I’m talking about emotionally what they have constructed. I think it will be a spectacular way to end this trilogy.”
Producer Malek Akkad said that Halloween Ends will be “way more contained” than Halloween 2018 and Halloween Kills, and director David Gordon Green, who will be at the helm of all three films in this new trilogy, confirmed that he’ll be taking a different approach to Ends.
“I get engaged by doing something different. If I was just going to be repetitive, I would hand the reins off to someone else. When you have that opportunity within an established franchise, it’s really fun to think about how you can show different tones and perspectives and evolve.”
Green has written the screenplay for Halloween Ends with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan, and Chris Bernier. Akkad is producing these films with Jason Blum and Bill Block. Green, McBride, and Curtis serve as executive producers alongside John Carpenter and Couper Samuelson.
Curtis has previously said that Halloween Ends will deal with
the sort of cultural phenomenon of violence. That’s what the third movie ultimately is, a very powerful examination of violence. It comes at it from a slightly different way.