Venice to Premiere Halloween Kills & Honour Jamie Lee Curtis This September
Halloween Kills is set to make its world premiere this September at the 78th Venice Film Festival which will also see Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis honoured with a lifetime achievement award.
As reported by Deadline, the festival this year will award Curtis with a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. The ceremony is to take place September 8th before the world premiere of David Gordon Green's sequel to the 2018 smash hit film Halloween.
“I am incredibly humbled to be honoured in this way by the Venice International Film Festival. It seems impossible to me that I’ve been in this industry long enough to be receiving ‘Lifetime Achievement’ recognition, and to have it happen now, with Halloween Kills, is particularly meaningful to me. Halloween — and my partnership with Laurie Strode — launched and sustained my career, and to have these films evolve into a new franchise that is beloved by audiences around the world was, and remains, a gift. Italian Cinema has always honoured and heralded the genre that gave me my career, so I couldn’t be more proud and happy to accept this award from the Venice International Film Festival on behalf of Laurie and all the courageous heroines of the world who stand tall in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles and refuse to yield.”
Venice Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera described Curtis as belonging "to that rarefied group of Hollywood actors who best reflect the qualities that are the very soul of the global film industry and its legacy."
"A direct descendant of America’s film aristocracy — she is the daughter of two unforgettable stars, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh — Jamie Lee Curtis is the natural embodiment of a star who knows how to play roles with versatility and amenability, all while infusing them with her peerless charisma and signature personality. All these qualities, combined with her work as an author of children’s books and her commitment to her charitable work have cemented her status as an indelible and enduring global artist. To date, her extraordinary four-decade career, which began with her dazzling debut in John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic, Halloween, encompasses more than forty feature films and reminds us that true talent, combined with intelligence, wit, endurance and sheer grit, are the hallmarks of this true and unforgettable star."
Blumhouse & Universal released the first trailer for Halloween Kills last week, and it looks fantastic! You can check it out below.
"And the Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet.
Minutes after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor.
But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster.
The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.
Evil dies tonight."
Halloween Kills reunites the cast of 2018's Halloween as well as bringing back some familiar faces from Carpenter's original 1978 film. Charles Cyphers, Nancy Stephens and Kyle Richards reprise their respective roles from the original with Anthony Michael Hall starring as Tommy Doyle. Halloween Kills releases October 15th 2021.