A Halloween legacy character gets one more shot at Michael Myers.
Kyle Richards will once again reprise her character of Lindsey Wallace from the original Halloween–and this year’s Halloween Kills–and will reunite with Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode in next year’s Halloween Ends, according to a report in Variety.
Wallace–the girl who (the young) Strode babysat in John Carpenter’s 1978 original classic–returned as an adult in Halloween Kills, survived an encounter with the murderous Myers and garnered a “positive reception” from longtime fans. So much so, in fact, that the filmmakers reportedly re-wrote the script for Halloween Ends to include her in the expanded storyline.
Plot details for what is expected to be the final installment in the Halloween film franchise are being kept secret at this point, but filming is scheduled to start next month for a proposed release date of Oct. 14, 2022.
“The last movie,” Richards said, “I saw Jamie on the set, but we didn’t have stuff together. So, I’m really hoping there is more stuff together. I can’t talk about any storylines, but I can say we start filming in January.”
Blumhouse Productions head honcho Jason Blum, who produces this current Halloween trilogy, said he is “thrilled that Kyle will be reprising her role. The return of iconic characters in Halloween Kills was really important to (director) David Gordon Green, and he took great pains to bring back the original actors when he could.”
Halloween Kills–directed by Green from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Teems and Danny McBride–was a pandemic-era success, earning more than $130 million worldwide despite debuting day-and-date on Peacock. The film will get a digital release Dec. 13, followed by a physical media release Jan. 11, 2022.
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