Halloween Kills, the sequel to 2018's Halloween was meant to be released this month but was put on hold until October 2021 due to movie theater shut downs from the Coronavirus pandemic. For those of us looking forward to the film, it was a big bummer, but Blumhouse head Jason Blum has assured audiences that there will be no further delays in the film's release date.
"No," Blum said to Forbes . "If this is still going on next Halloween? No, we're not holding it. Halloween Kills is coming out next October come hell or high water, vaccine or no vaccine. It is coming out."
Director David Gordon Green also revealed that the films working title, Mob Rules, plays into the film's larger plot. The story takes place mere moments after the original film ends and will continue the saga of the Strode family as the fight the relentless evil of Michael Myers.The sequel will also feature Anthony Michael Hall as the adult version of the kid Laurie Strode babysat in the first film.
"If the first film was somewhat retelling the origin of Myers and getting us up to speed with where Laurie had been all those years, then part two is about the outrage of Haddonfield," Green explained in an interview . "Mob Rules was our working title for the film. It's about a community that is united by outrage, and divided in how to deal with evil."
Directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier, Halloween Kills stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak and Judy Greer. The film arrives in theaters Oct. 15, 2021.