Prepare for the end…it’ll be here before you know it.
David Gordon Green–the filmmaker behind the current Halloween trilogy–is certainly getting ready. Hot on the heels of his successful Halloween Kills, the director is fanning the flames for next year’s Halloween Ends, as reported by JoBlo.com, as filming is set to start in January.
The latest draft of the screenplay for what is billed as the final installment in the classic franchise–written by Green, Danny McBride, Chris Bernier and Paul Brad Logan–reportedly is now in the hands of series creator John Carpenter for his input.
In commenting on the script, Green recently said “there’s not a lot of games in it. There’s not a lot of wittiness and retro joy. It’s kind of a coming-of-age film, and it has a very different tone.”
These three chapters in the Laurie Strode/Michael Myers saga are “very different from each other,” Green said. “They are all there to honor Carpenter, not just emulating him. For Halloween Ends, it’s just a love of Carpenter. It’s ‘Here’s an appreciation of your legendary body of work’.”
Green had previously said Halloween Ends–slated to hit theaters Oct. 14, 2022–will have a four-year time jump from the end of Halloween Kills. As for the cast, Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode will certainly be there, and odds are that Andi Matichak will reprise her role as Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson. But as for surprise guests, stay tuned.
Halloween Kills–which landed in theaters and on Peacock Oct. 15–raked in more than $50 million at the domestic box office its opening weekend, the most successful pandemic-era debut for an R-rated film.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Halloween Ends.