Halloween Kills is a 2021 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride and Scott Teems. The film is a sequel to 2018’s Halloween and the twelfth installment in the Halloween franchise.
The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle, who reprise their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers again. Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, and Will Patton also reprise their roles from the previous film, with Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Longstreet and Thomas Mann joining the cast amongst ‘legacy’ cast members Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards and Nancy Stephens.
As previously reported David Gordon Green is moving on to The Exorcist franchise, helping to create an entire new trilogy that’ll serve as sequels to the original classic currently in development at Universal.
In a recent interview Green talked about his writing process and his future involvement on the franchise.
Green confirmed in the interview that he will co-write and direct all three films and said that
“the first one of our trilogy is written and the second two are being outlined. So we’ve got a ways to go on that, but we know where we’re going. It’s a new journey [with] some familiar characters and some new ones as well.”
Check out the full interview here.
Leslie Odom Jr. will star in the new Exorcist trilogy and original cast member Ellen Burstyn is back as Chris MacNeil!
The plot details for the upcoming sequel are minimal but state that:
“Odom Jr. will play the father of a possessed child. Desperate for help, he tracks down Ms. Burstyn’s character.”
The Exorcist franchise hasn’t been on the big screen since the 2005 release of Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist, an alternate version of the previous year’s Exorcist: The Beginning. Those films came in the wake of 1977’s The Exorcist II: The Heretic and 1990’s The Exorcist III.
More recently, “The Exorcist” became a short-lived television series at Fox, which was surprisingly excellent and cleverly took place in the same world as the original classic. The series was cancelled after just two seasons.
David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills is finally making its way into cinemas and streaming on Peacock on October 15.
In the same vein of its predecessor, Halloween Kills is set to have many returning characters appear. Charles Cyphers has reprised the role of Sheriff Leigh Brackett one of many fan favourites of the original 1978 Halloween. Some of the other confirmed stars from the first movie set to return are Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace and Nancy Stephens as Nurse Marion Chambers.
During BlumFest a new featurette was released highlighting some of these reunions. As co-writer Danny McBride explains, it was about “finding ways to keep them involved with the story.”
The coronavirus pandemic saw most major in-person events get either cancelled or delayed back in 2020, which resulted in Blumhouse Productions delivering their first virtual BlumFest, a celebration which has returned this year again in virtual form bringing with it “surprises and sneak peeks” of many of their upcoming projects.
Jason Blum hopes BlumFest 2022 will be an in-person event.
The final trailer for the latest installment in the Halloween franchise, Halloween Kills, has dropped.
The current release date for Halloween Kills is October 15th 2021 following its postponement and will be released to theaters and the Peacock streaming service the same day.
Paramount and Blumhouse’s upcoming new installment in the Paranormal Activity franchise will be going straight to Paramount+, with Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day, Freaky) writing the script and William Eubank (Underwater) directing. It’s titled Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, and we’ve learned today that it’s coming to Paramount+ on October 29th!
The 2021 ‘Candyman‘ reboot directed by Nia DaCosta is set to be released on DVD, BluRay and 4K UHD. The film has been heralded as a Covid-era box office success collecting an impressive $22.37 million from 3,569 theaters in its first three days of it’s domestic release and has so far grossed over $27million worldwide (from a budget of around $25 million) after having it’s release delayed multiple times due to the ongoing pandemic.
As well as latest installment ‘The Forever Purge‘ getting it’s own 4K UHD & Blu-Ray release, all five ‘Purge’ films will be released as part of the new ‘The Purge: 5-Movie Collection’ BluRay/DVD set. Both releases are due on September 28th 2021.
‘Welcome to an America where all crimes are legal for one night a year and The Forever Purge, in The Purge 5-Movie Collection. A family finds their home under siege by a mob that will stop at nothing to kill them in The Purge. The Purge: Anarchy finds five strangers banding together to take down the bloodthirsty gangs who pursue them. When a presidential candidate threatens their rule in The Purge: Election Year, the government targets her for assassination on Purge Night. The prequel The First Purge welcomes you to the movement that began as a sociological experiment in one isolated community, but spread across the nation. In The Forever Purge one night is not enough as the chaos continues into daylight. Set in a future only a few years away, The Purge 5- Movie Collection is an explosive series of pulse-pounding thrillers where anyone can get away with murder!’
Total Film Magazine have released online its subscriber and newsstand covers for its next issue, giving Michael Myers his closeup in two striking new Halloween Kills images due for release on October 15th 2021 following its postponement.
The first official full length trailer for the latest installment in the Halloween franchise, Halloween Kills, has dropped.
The current release date for Halloween Kills is October 15th 2021 following its postponement.