For some time now, rumors have been circulating surrounding possible sequels to David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween, a direct sequel itself to John Carpenter’s 1978 original. The film saw Jamie Lee Curtis’s Laurie Strode face off against the boogeyman himself, Michael Myers 40 years after their first confrontation. Today, the Master of Horror himself turned those rumors into confirmed news!
John Carpenter broke the news via Twitter that not one, but TWO Halloween films are set to release in the next two years! Halloween Kills will hit theatres on October 16, 2020, followed closely by Halloween Ends on October 15, 2021! This confirms previous rumors that two new entries would be filmed back-to-back this year. If this wasn’t awesome enough news for you, hold onto your butts!
Producer Jason Blum confirmed minutes later perhaps the most important of news of the day via his Twitter account. Not only is Jamie Lee Curtis returning, but also David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, and yes, John Carpenter! This news is a landmark in the Halloween franchise that should have fans really excited. At no point throughout the franchise’s 10 prior entries has there been this long of a streak of writer/director continuity. Earlier in 2018, it was reported that Gordon Green and McBride had ideas for a Halloween trilogy, and it appears they have been given the reigns to see it through. Scott Teems joined the writing duo to pen the script for Halloween Kills, while Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier joined the two for Halloween Ends.
Gordon Green’s Halloween released last October to critical and audience acclaim. The film still currently holds a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, and grossed over $159 million domestically. Worldwide, Halloween 2018 amassed a whopping $255.5 million, by far the most successful film in the franchise.
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) July 19, 2019