Sadly “Halloween Kills” won’t be released in 2020 after all with the upcoming sequel now pushed back an entire year due to the ongoing pandemic…
Michael Myers will have to wait another year to satisfy his thirst to kill again.
“Halloween Kills” — the highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s “Halloween” — has been pushed back an entire year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with the release date now expected on October 15, 2021.
The film was originally slated for release this October but the uncertainty surrounding the film industry with movie theaters across the United States still shut down or possibly being shut down again in the wake of higher infection rates of COVID-19, the producers behind the sequel opted to push back the movie another year.
“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,” director David Gordon Green and original creator John Carpenter said in a shared statement. “After weighing our options, we have chosen to push the film’s theatrical release by one year.
“On top of a traditional release, Universal has agreed to an IMAX presentation of the film in October 2021. We are sound mixing with one of the greatest design teams that can slash, scream and creep their way under your skin. We’re going to have time to complete the film with the quality that fans deserve. And preparation on “Halloween Ends” has begun as well.”
I know you all have been looking forward to an update on the status of "Halloween Kills". Here it is: pic.twitter.com/EWivyipYgR
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) July 8, 2020
“Halloween Ends” is the planned finale in a trilogy of films and that sequel was expected to be released in 2021 but obvious that will be pushed back as well. Filming on that movie had just started when the pandemic shut down productions across the globe.
While fans will have to way more than a year to see exactly what happened to Laurie Strode, her daughter and granddaughter, the producers behind “Halloween Kills” did release a brief teaser to reveal the setting for the upcoming sequel.
According to screenplay co-writer and producer Danny McBride, the film will start on the same night that Laurie set her home on fire in hopes of finally killing the boogeyman but what follows is a much different experience than the first film as the town of Haddonfield is draped in terror in the wake of Michael Myers’ return.
“This is more about the unravelling of a community into chaos. It’s about how fear spreads virally, Green told Empire about the sequel.
Take a look at the teaser for “Halloween Kills” above and prepare for the film’s release on Oct. 15, 2021.