Nancy Stephens returning to Halloween franchise for Halloween Kills
The roster for the upcoming follow-up to the 2018 hit horror reboot Halloween is continuing to dive deep into the storied franchise’s original mythos as another character from the debut film is returning in the form of Nancy Stephens’ Nurse Marion Chambers, according to the official franchise website.
It was recently announced that Anthony Michael Hall will also play Tommy Doyle, who first appeared as a child in the original Halloween movie as one of the kids Laurie Strode (Curtis) was babysitting. The adult version of the character was previously played by Paul Rudd in The Curse of Michael Myers, the sixth movie of the original storyline. The new universe avoids those sequels, however, as the 2018 movie picks up the narrative after the 1978 film.
Stephens’ Nurse Marion first appeared in the original film as she and Dr. Loomis head to Smith’s Grove to check in on infamous antagonist Michael Myers, nearly being killed by the man as the two investigate the chaos of a group of patients lingering around the outside gates in the rain. She would return for the first sequel Halloween II, in which she revealed the franchise’s original twist that Laurie was the younger sister to Michael, and survived his reign of terror on the hospital and helped Laurie escape alive. She was last seen in the franchise’s first attempt at a return to form, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, in which she was revealed to have taken care of Dr. Loomis up until his death before being killed by Michael in the opening of the film.
Kyle Richards, who portrayed Lindsey in the original film in which she was the other child under Laurie’s care when Michael’s reign of terror begins, is also set to return. Her character also appeared in similar fashion in Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake, but was not seen in any other films in the series, appearing only in the official sequel comic One Good Scare, in which as an adult she is under the care of David Loomis, Samuel’s son, at the local sanitarium claiming to be stalked by Michael, only to be found murdered with 13 knives in her.
Lonnie Elam, originally appeared in the original film as the bully to young Tommy, is also set to return after references were made in last year’s installment in which Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson is dating Lonnie’s son Cameron and that Lonnie became a delinquent in his teenage and early adult years, taking to drugs.The new version of the character is set to be portrayed by Robert Longstreet (Sorry to Bother You, The Haunting of Hill House).
It was previously announced that Halloween filmmaker and composer John Carpenter will be composing the score for both Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.
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.
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