After handing the keys to directors David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, Halloween director John Carpenter has largely stepped back, allowing series star Jamie Lee Curtis, returning to the role that made her famous—babysitter/survivor Laurie Strode—to keep fans updated on the status of the upcoming 11th entry in the Halloween franchise.
Today, Curtis took to Instagram to confirm that filming has begun, posing with director David Gordon Green and wishing everyone a “Happy Halloween 2018" in character as Laurie, who’s had to get glasses in the 40 years since The Shape first terrorized Haddonfield, but whose hairstyle and utilitarian fashion sensibility have remained the same:
David Gordon Green’s as-yet-untitled Halloween movie, currently going by the name “Halloween Movie” on social media, hits theaters on October 19. Green and Danny McBride collaborated on the script, and Carpenter executive produces alongside Blumhouse head Jason Blum. Cult of Thorn haters will be pleased to learn that the film will, by and large, discard the mythology of the sequels, with Carpenter describing it as “an alternative reality. It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the other [sequels] were made.”