The internet has been buzzing for months with speculation and rumors surrounding the potential continuation of the Halloween franchise, which was given new life last October via director David Gordon Green’s smash hit feature Halloween, a film which went on to make over $250 million worldwide at the box office.
Well, today the wait is over, as Universal Pictures has announced release dates for two new feature films in the iconic franchise from Trancas International Films, Miramax and Blumhouse Productions: Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.
The first, titled Halloween Kills, is set for theatrical release on Friday, October 16th, 2020, with Green returning to direct from a script he co-wrote with returning collaborator Danny McBride and newcomer Scott Teems.
The second, Halloween Ends, intended as the finale of the saga, will be released on Friday, October 15th, 2021. Green will direct as well, from a script he co-wrote with McBride and writers new to the series, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier.
Based on characters created by series originator John Carpenter and Debra Hill, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends will be produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block.
Green, McBride, Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson and Ryan Freimann will serve as executive producers, with Ryan Turek overseeing both projects for Blumhouse.
No official casting has been announced at this time.
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