Jamie Lee Curtis, Zac Efron, tease Halloween sequel with new photos

Zac Efron and Jamie Lee Curtis
Is Zac Efron making an appearance in the new film? Photo credit: Twitter

If you're sad Halloween is over for Kiwis, you can at least get excited about the new Halloween reboot, after two Hollywood stars dropped hints today.

Actors Jamie Lee Curtis and Zac Efron both tweeted today about the new sequel to John Carpenter's seminal horror classic, Halloween, which is currently under production and is due for release next year. 

Curtis, who starred as Laurie in the 1978 original, tweeted an image of her and the film's serial killer Michael Myers on Tuesday (local time); both of them lying in a pile of leaves and staring up at the camera. She captioned the image with a cryptic clue hinting at the movie's plot; "some wounds never heal".

In addition, Twitter was abuzz after Zac Efron teased he'll be appearing in the forthcoming sequel. In a tweet posted on Tuesday (local time), the High School Musical actor posted a photo of himself alongside Jamie Lee Curtis with the caption "On Michael Myers patrol."

While many got excited that this means he might be appearing in the new film, Jeff Sneider from 'Meet the Movie Press' soon threw cold water on the rumours. 

"Sorry Zac Efron fans, but right now, the only 2 people cast in Blumhouse's HALLOWEEN are Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer" he tweeted. 

The first entry in the Halloween franchise saw unstable serial killer Michael Myers wreak havoc in the town Haddonfield on Halloween night, stalking and almost killing Curtis' character Laurie Strode in the process

The new movie is set to be directed by David Gordon Green, who will also write the script alongside Danny McBride.

It's due to hit theatres on October 19, 2018.