“The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode isn’t over.” Universal Pictures released a very special announcement regarding the “Halloween” franchise. Iconic horror filmmaker and composer John Carpenter tweeted out a teaser revealing the release dates for the next two sequels to be helmed by director David Gordon Green, who oversaw last year’s film. Jamie Lee Curtis is set to return for both projects.
“Halloween Kills” will release on October 16, 2020.
“Halloween Ends” will release on October 15, 2021.
Green returns to direct the next two installments and will be writing the script with Danny McBride and Scott Teems. The film is based on the characters and story created by Carpenter and Debra Hill. The original film was released back in 1978, stirring up an exciting new villain in the slasher canon as one of the great, silent killers of the night. Carpenter’s film grossed over $70 million across the globe and appreciated over time in the movie zeitgeist. It spawned a total of nine sequels and successors before landing it big in Gordon’s hands. It’s important to note that Green’s films are continuing directly from where the story left off in the 1978 film. Myers escaped the custody of his jail institution and cooks up some kills on Halloween night in a vengeful hunt for Laurie.
Green’s reboot grossed over $159 million domestically and slashed over $255 million at the worldwide box office, an impressive return from an estimate $10 million budget. It ranks as the franchise’s highest-grossing installment to date. Fans of the story will get to see more of the infamous masked Myers as Green and his crew reunite to continue the saga between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Ryan Freimann are executive producers. Ryan Turek is overseeing the project for Blumhouse. “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends” will be produced by Trancas International Films, Miramax and Blumhouse Productions.