HN Entertainment has been able to confirm that Halloween cinematographer Michael Simmonds has returned for David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills, currently filming in North Carolina.
Simmonds had recently worked on Danny McBride’s series The Righteous Gems for HBO.
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride co-wrote on the horror flick that continues the Michael Myers legacy started in 1978 by the original John Carpenter movie.
The film’s cast includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Kyle Richards, Anthony Michael Hall, and Nick Castle as The Shape/Michael Myers.
There is also an expectation that a second sequel titled Halloween Ends will also have Simmonds behind the camera.
The 2018 film retconned the previous sequels and acts a direct sequel to the original film.
It was also a solid box office hit as it earned an impressive $255.4 million globally on a budget of $10 million.
John Carpenter is back as a producer and seemingly will compose both the scores.
Filming began last week as revealed by Jamie Lee Curtis on her Instagram account.
Universal Pictures has given Halloween Kills a release date of October 16th, 2020 going head-to-head with Paramount’s G.I. Joe reboot Snake Eyes.
Halloween Ends is set to be out in theaters the following fall on October 15th, 2021.
It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT