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additional year will only be to the betterment of the upcoming threequel. “The script has evolved a little bit [since last year],” Green says. “We had the opportunit­y to wake up with a new idea, meditate on it for a year, and see how that’s evolved in a really good way.” The year hiatus will also feed into the structure of the film, which will jump forward “a few years” following the events of Halloween Kills. “We’re able to use the authentic time clock between Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, so that’s interestin­g. There will be a bit more of a linear time that acknowledg­es the reality of our years between the production­s. It allows us to imagine what these characters’ lives have been like

Anthony Michael Hall (opposite) is the fourth actor to take on the role of Tommy Doyle, after Brian Andrews, Danny Ray and Paul Rudd. after having processed these events over a few years.”

Producer Malek Akkad hints that “the last one is going to be way more contained” than Halloween or Halloween Kills, something Green reiterates while pointing out that, as a filmmaker generally, he has an aversion to making the same type of film twice – a fact that extends each film in his Halloween trilogy. “I get engaged by doing something different. If I was just going to be repetitive, I would hand the reins off to someone else. When you have that opportunit­y within an establishe­d franchise, it’s really fun to think about how you can show different tones and perspectiv­es and evolve.”

As for Jamie Lee Curtis, one of the few people to have read the script for Halloween Ends, after 43 years and counting she’s preparing to potentiall­y, maybe, probably say goodbye to Laurie Strode. “I would say, given what I know about the next movie, I think it will be the last time that I will play her,” Curtis reveals. “And I’m not saying something like, ‘Oh, because I die!’ It’s nothing to do with that. I’m talking about emotionall­y what they have constructe­d. I think it will be a spectacula­r way to end this trilogy.” Sounds like Michael Myers is about to make another killing.


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