Blumhouse has announced several release date schedule changes including a big push for Halloween Kills.
Deadline is reporting that Candyman, formerly slated for theatrical release on September 25, 2020, will move to October 16, 2020. That date had been occupied by David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills which has now been pushed to October 15, 2021, bumping the director’s final chapter, Halloween Ends, to October 14, 2022.
Green and franchise founder John Carpenter released the following statement on the move:
Carpenter also released a teaser video showing us what could easily be the beginning of Halloween Kills. The clip shows Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter (Judy Greer), and granddaughter (Andi Matichak) fleeing the burning structure of Laurie’s home and screaming to firefighters in route to “Let it burn!”
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) July 8, 2020
Halloween Kills isn’t the only film moving to 2020, however. Blumhouse has also bumped The Forever Purge, the fifth and reportedly final film in The Purge franchise to July 9, 2021. Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama), Cassidy Freeman (Longmire), and Will Patton (Halloween) are set to star in the film.
Studios have been struggling to schedule films for theatrical releases due to theater closings in the wake of Covid-19. As theater owners and studios continue to navigate these treacherous waters, we will no doubt continue to see more of these schedule changes as they find new ways to deal with social-distancing, mask requirements and capacity restrictions.
iHorror will keep you updated on all the latest news for Halloween Kills, Candyman, and The Forever Purge as we are alerted to new details.