Films across the board have been affected by the worldwide pandemic, with a large number of release dates being pushed back. Halloween Kills, a sequel to the 2018 Halloween, is one such case. Jamie Lee Curtis, the lead actress in the franchise, says that the horror film is worth the wait, however.
On the 8th of July, it was announced that the movie, which was initially set for a release date of October 16, 2020, has been delayed to October 15, 2021. Fans were disappointed by the announcement, as were many of those involved in the project. While Curtis notes that she’s as disappointed as fans, she called the movie a masterpiece and said that it’s definitely worth waiting for.
David Gordon Green, who directed Halloween Kills and the previous installment, announced the delay alongside franchise creator John Carpenter. In the announcement, the pair notes that releasing before Halloween this year would mean having a compromised theatrical release.
While the film is finished production and has the majority of its post-production finished, Green notes that there are a few things he can spend the next year on. Perhaps the most notable of these is something no installment in the franchise has ever done; be optimized for an IMAX release.
To compensate for the delay, the director also released a 30-second teaser from the film, which Jamie Lee Curtis also shared. In recent weeks, both the director and lead actress have made extensive comments about the film. Green has noted that the movie includes the most violent scene he’s ever filmed, which is an accomplishment considering some of the scenes in Halloween.
Halloween Kills looks to be the second film in a new trilogy in the franchise, although there’s been little said about a third entry. All we know at the moment is it will be called ‘Halloween Ends’. Which will land in theaters on October 14, 2022.