David Gordon Green has just finished the Halloween trilogy after forty-four years of torturing Laurie Strode in one of the most successful franchises of the horror genre. Next year, he releases the next one.
Ellen Burstyn is set to star and filming will commence soon.
“We start in a couple of weeks, and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and dive into the next great franchise,” Green told Variety.“We’ve got an amazing cast coming together and scripts we’re all excited about.”
It’s a direct sequel to the original 1973 classic film. Burstyn is set to return as Chris Macneil.
“[I’m] honored to step into something that’s so valuable within cinema history,” Green explained. “And knowing that there is a fanbase that is curious, aware, alert, potentially concerned to see what we’re up to. What I like is, people say, ‘Is it stressful?’ No, it’s exciting because I spent so much of my life making movies, and you’re just begging an audience to tune in, or see what’s going on, or buy tickets to the movie. With these, I’ve got stories to tell, I’ve got an imagination to express, and the way I can do that within these movies is an incredible opportunity.”
Halloween Ends was released with the return of Jamie Lee Curtis one last time. That film hasn’t been giving the best effort at the box office. The film will be a trilogy on which Universal has spent $400 million dollars on. Universal Pictures will distribute and Blumhouse will produce. The film is set to premiere on October 13, 2023.