The production and release dates of many movies are being affected for the COVID-19 pandemic that we are living, and even supernatural bastards like Michael Myers can suffer the consequences. The original release date for Halloween Kills (2021) of October 16, 2020, has been delayed to October 15, 2021, which will also affect its sequel Halloween Ends (2022) which has been moved to October 14, 2022.
Halloween Kills (2021) is the sequel for Halloween (2018), which marked the return of Laurie Strode four decades after she struggled with superhuman masked killer Michael Myers, and it also served as the follow-up for the movie created by John Carpenter in Halloween (1978), leaving aside all the other sequels that happened along the last years. Like it predecessor, both Halloween Kills (2021) and the title closing the new trilogy Halloween Ends (2022) are directed by David Gordon Green, who has also co-written the screenplays together with Danny McBride and Scott Teems.
The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprising their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers. Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Kyle Richards, Nancy Stephens, and Charles Cyphers reprise their roles from the 2018 and 1978 films, with Anthony Michael Hall and Robert Longstreet also joining the cast. The film is produced by Jason Blum through his Blumhouse Productions banner, alongside Malek Akkad and Bill Block.
A couple of months ago, one of the writers of the film, Scott Teems, stated in a conversation with Movieweb that the new movie “really is the bigger, badder, meaner version of the first one”, continuing that it’s like “Halloween (2018) on speed”. Producer Jason Blum had widely praised the film by saying “I just saw Halloween Kills (2021). It was so good. So good. It’s intense. It’s huge. It really feels really big“.
A new teaser trailer for Halloween Kills (2021) has been released and you can watch it here.