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.
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 Legend Of Halloween is a new illustrated book written by Halloween (2018) & Halloween Kills (2021) writer/director David Gordon Green and children’s author Onur Tukel and is described as “the perfect treat for Halloween fans of (almost) all ages”. As you would expect the book is based the charecter of Michael Myers as created in the motion picture screenplay ‘Halloween’ written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.
David Gordon Green in recent years revived the Halloween franchise with a further two sequels on their way in the next couple of years. He is now reportedly setting his sights at another horror classic.
According to The Observer, he’s reportedly making a deal with the Blumhouse team to craft a new sequel for The Exorcist.