The next installment in the Halloween franchise, titled Halloween Kills, has been delayed. Originally releasing this October, Halloween creator John Carpenter made the announcement that it’s being pushed back until October 15, 2021. However, a new video has been released teasing the upcoming movie.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carpenter and Halloween Kills writer and director David Gordon Green made the announcement that the movie would be pushed back. “If we release it in October of this year as planned, we have to face the reality that the film would be consumed in a compromised theatrical experience,” the duo said in a statement. “After weighing our options, we have chosen to push the film’s theatrical release by one year.”
Along with this statement, Carpenter released a teaser video for the upcoming movie, which you can see below.
The film will take place right after the events of 2018’s Halloween–a movie that ignores all the other Halloween sequels before it, but set in modern day. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), Karen (Judy Greer), and Allyson (Andi Matichak) are fleeing Strode’s home after Laurie and Karen set it on fire after trapping The Shape AKA Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle) inside. However, the local fire department is on the scene, and it seems like The Shape will be on the prowl once again.
Because of Halloween Kills being pushed back a year, the final movie in the trilogy, Halloween Ends will be pushed to October 2022. This will keep the tradition alive of watching a Halloween movie around the Halloween holiday.
Producer Jason Blum recently said the trilogy won’t have a Lord of the Rings issue, where you don’t feel like you’re getting the full story. “[Halloween Kills] feels like a complete movie,” he said. “There’s a first, second, and third act. It has a big end. You still know from the end of the second movie where the third movie is going, but the second movie ends in a totally satisfying way. So it doesn’t feel like, you know, that Lord of the Rings issue that they had.”
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