By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Jamie Lee Curtis is coming back for HALLOWEEN KILLS, and she’s being joined by another ’80s screen icon.
Variety reports that Anthony Michael Hall, star of the John Hughes pics SIXTEEN CANDLES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and WEIRD SCIENCE among others, will play Tommy Doyle in HALLOWEEN KILLS, the first of two sequels to last year’s reboot of the Michael Myers saga. Tommy, of course, was one of the kids that Curtis’ Laurie Strode babysat in John Carpenter’s original HALLOWEEN, and KILLS marks the second time the character has rejoined the franchise, after Paul Rudd played him in 1995’s HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS.
HALLOWEEN KILLS will shoot back to back with the trilogy-closer HALLOWEEN ENDS for Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and returning director David Gordon Green. Green also scripted the sequels with encoring Danny McBride, collaborating with Scott Teems on KILLS and Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier on ENDS. HALLOWEEN KILLS will be released October 16, 2020, while HALLOWEEN ENDS stalks into theaters October 15, 2021. This isn’t the first time Hall has taken part in a genre reboot; he played Johnny Smith in the USA Network’s series version of THE DEAD ZONE, and he had a co-starring role in THE DARK KNIGHT. He also appeared as Principal Felix Featherhead on The CW’s RIVERDALE.