The director and writer behind the upcoming sequel caught up with Empire Magazine recently to discuss the highly anticipated film Halloween Kills. In the interview they opened up about what fans can expect from the sequel.
"It [Halloween Kills] takes place the same night, picking up where the last movie ended. Events in the film bring together a lot of characters who were in the 1978 film who we didn't see last time. They gather to try, once and for all, to take down Michael, to stop this madman." - Danny McBride.
"The first one was more about Laurie's life of isolation after Michael and her attempts at revenge. It was personal. This is more about unravelling of a community into chaos. It's about how fear spreads virally" - David Gordon Green
According to Green, Carpenter has contributed a lot to this film stating "We were and still are just following Carpenter's lead." And much like the 2018 film that smashed box office records, Carpenter's involvement in Kills goes further than just scoring and producing it.
"His music is incredible. But he also really helps us navigate. Although he didn't direct [1981's] Halloween II, he was very involved in the writing of it, and he'd ask himself the same questions we've been asking ourselves: how do you continue this but make it satisfying and different? We'd also do Skype sessions where I'd watch him watch scenes, then he'd give me feedback. He would jump, laugh and sometimes give a thumbs-up. Which for me, who grew up on Escape From New York and Big Trouble In Little China, was pretty incredible. [laughs]"
Of course the bad news broke last week that we wouldn't be getting the film until 2021, but on the upside they gave us with the first teaser for the film to cushion the blow (which you can see below).
The teaser has me incredibly intrigued, and I for one cannot wait to see this film! Shame we'll have to wait until 2021 but it's not surprising given everything that is still going on. Fingers crossed Blumhouse and Universal will at least give us the full trailer soon. We'll be sure to update you with any new information as soon as it's released.
You can read the full interview in the latest edition of Empire Magazine- The Big Screen Preview, which is now available to buy.