If you thought last year's Halloween was the end of the line for Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her most iconic role, you would be wrong. Curtis will return as Laurie Strode in not one, but two new Halloween sequels to round off the revival trilogy. Confirming the news via Twitter, Jamie Lee Curtis revealed the titles for the two new sequels as Halloween Kills arriving October 2020, and Halloween Ends concluding the franchise October 2021.
When plans were revealed for a direct sequel to the original John Carpenter classic was in the works, I don't think anybody expected the creative team to be formed by the director of Pineapple Express and the dude who plays Kenny Powers. As it turns out, David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride were a perfect fit to restore Halloween to glory. Ignoring the events of all the sequels (which is a good thing as Laurie was very clearly killed in the opening of Halloween Resurrection), Green's film gets back to the basics that made Carpenter's original so effective. Not only was the movie genuinely scary with its original final girl back in the mix, but Halloween 2018 also made more than $255 million worldwide.
Back when Green and Mcbride were developing their Halloween a few years ago, their original plan was to shoot two movies back to back. However, that idea was abandoned in favor of focusing on making one great horror movie. The overwhelmingly positive response to their first foray into horror might not have surpassed the original, but it's the best Halloween sequel to date (with H20 a close second).
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but we can be sure of Michael Myers wrecking all manner of blood-soaked carnage. Halloween Kills is due for release on October 16th 2020 with Halloween Ends on October 15th 2021