Fans aren’t the only ones who are disappointed “Halloween Kills” has been pushed back a year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Star Jamie Lee Curtis is “just as disappointed as you are” at the change in release date.
Acknowledging the notice to fans posted by John Carpenter and director David Gordon Green on Twitter on Wednesday, Curtis promises the move to October 15, 2021 will be “worth the wait.”
I am as disappointed as you are. Mostly because the movie the David has created from the characters that John and Debra created Is a masterpiece. Prescient and powerful. I promise you it will be worth the wait. https://t.co/hgpoGI2isX
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) July 8, 2020
Original film director Carpenter, who created the “Halloween” universe with the late writer/producer Debra Hill, explains an October 2020 release would take place in a “compromised theatrical experience.” The announcement also coincides with the release of a new teaser trailer for “Halloween Kills.”
In a recent interview with IndieWire, Carpenter confirmed that the movie is just about ready for release, and teased a slasher movie like no other.
“The cut is done,” said Carpenter. “They’ll mix it in New York in the next week or so. Then it will be in the can. My work is all done. The movie is something else. It’s fun, intense and brutal, a slasher movie times one hundred, big time. It’s huge. I’ve never seen anything like this: the kill count!”
“The movie is something else,” Carpenter said in the interview. “It’s fun, intense and brutal, a slasher movie times one hundred, big time. It’s huge. I’ve never seen anything like this: the kill count!”
However, it’s not all bad news.
While the release date move comes as a disappointment, Carpenter and Green’s note also contains some positive news: preparation for “Halloween Ends”, the third entry in the rebooted trilogy, has begun.