Following the lukewarm reaction to Halloween Kills, writer/director David Gordon Green has be discussing the direction of the upcoming Halloween Ends in several interviews.
In a recent interview with Collider, Green reveals a time jump for the final part of this sequel trilogy.
“There is a time jump. It gets back onto a contemporary timeline, so it’ll jump four years.
This weekend, I was rampaging on a new pass of it, but we start prep in two weeks. So they’re wanting me to lock in something more definitive, which I think we’ll be in good shape for that to shoot in January.
The script’s in great shape. It’s just a matter of committing to certain paths and characters and constructing new set pieces.”
Green also recently spoke to Bloody Disgusting where he said:
“Halloween Ends is complete, and actually, I’m getting John Carpenter’s notes on the new draft later. So, I’m excited about that. There is resolve. Like any trilogy, you want it to have a beginning, middle, and end. We had a concept of the ending, and two years ago, we wrote the first draft of it. So, we had it all mapped out before we went into production on Kills. We knew where it was going, and we wanted Kills to be a symphony in the middle of the book of the Strode saga.”
Both Halloween 2018 and Halloween Kills take place across the very same night set on 31/10/2018 exactly forty years after Laurie’s first encounter with The Shape.
Green remained tight-lipped about that finale, but he has reveal that some new faces would be joining him and Danny McBride on script duty to figure it out.
Halloween Ends will be co-written by Paul Logan and Chris Bernier, who Green describes simply as “huge Halloween fans.”
Halloween Ends, the final film in this new trilogy, is currently dated for October 14, 2022.
Check out our review of Halloween Kills here.
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