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Last week, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions dropped a pretty exciting newsbomb: two new Halloween sequels will be released in 2020 and 2021, titled Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. The films will see the return of director/co-writer David Gordon Green and writer Danny McBride, who were the architects of 2018’s successful Halloween sequel. That movie saw the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, who banded together with her daughter (Judy Greer) and granddaughter (Andi Matichak) to fight off the return of Michael Myers.
Given that they were just announced, not much is known about these two sequels, so when Collider’s own Christina Radish spoke with Green and McBride at the HBO panel at today’s TCA’s in anticipation of their new HBO comedy series The Righteous Gemstones, she asked the two about their Halloween sequels plans. First and foremost, Green confirmed our previous report that filming begins this September and they’ll be shooting the films back-to-back:
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“We stat in September [and shoot them back-to-back] with a breather between. But they’ll be out in two consecutive years, in 2020 and 2021. You get a breather this year, and then, for the next two years, it’s gonna be crazy.”
McBride revealed that the story that runs through Halloween Ends was concocted when they came up with the story for 2018’s Halloween:
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“That was our plan. Relaunching it for just one, we wanted it to have a bigger story. We were originally going to even shoot them back to back, but as soon as we got it up and running, we took a look at ourselves and were like, ‘You know what? We should make sure we can do one of them good, before we bite off trying to do three of them.’ So, we just put all of our efforts into trying to make the...
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