A new Halloween film was formally announced this past February, with John Carpenter, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jason Blum confirmed to be involved. Jamie Lee Curtis, a series veteran, will also return for the sequel, which will begin filming soon.

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According to Green, they’re trying to keep the exact nature of their plans under secrecy, although he does note his excitement in getting to work with Carpenter. He also adds how this film will be “something unique.” Filming is slated to occur at Charleston, South Carolina.

Last month, Blum enthusiastically confirmed the return of a beloved series alumni through Twitter:

Fans of the franchise know Curtis as Laurie Strode, the hero of the original film and its direct sequel. Her character was unceremoniously killed off between Halloween II and Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, with Strode’s daughter inheriting the protagonist role.

Curtis reprised her role in 1998 for Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, which ignored all other Halloween films beyond the first two. However, the subsequent film, Resurrection, again killed off Curtis’s character. Rob Zombie‘s reboot used the Laurie Strode character, although she was portrayed by Scout Taylor-Compton.

Unsurprisingly, Curtis is again assuming the role of her iconic role for the latest installment in Michael Myers’ reign of terror. According to a press release, it seems this Halloween will only acknowledge the first two films in its plot.

The newest entry in the long-lasting horror franchise will arrive in theaters on October 19, 2018, marking Halloween‘s 40th anniversary.