John Carpenter scoring Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends
The next two Halloween sequels won’t lose that distinct John Carpenter soundscape. The filmmaker, who has regularly scored the music for his films, will be composing the score for both Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, he told ComicBook.
“I loved it, It was a lot of fun,” Carpenter said. “And I’ll do the score, do a new score. That’s always fun.”
Both sequels were just announced last month, and details about either film are scarce at this point. All that’s really known, besides Carpenter providing the music, is that Halloween Kills will be released on Friday, October 16, 2020. David Gordon Green will return to direct and co-write the script with Danny McBride (The Righteous Gemstones) and Scott Teems. The following year, Halloween Ends will be released on Friday, October 15, 2021, which Green will also direct and co-write, this time with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier.
Both films will be based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and will be directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block. Carpenter, McBride, Green executive produce alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, Jeanette Volturno and Couper Samuelson.
Released last October to critical acclaim and huge box office success, 2018’s Halloween brought in over $250 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing slasher film of all time.