Jamie Lee Curtis is reassuring fans the delayed Halloween Kills is a “masterpiece” that is worth the wait after the horror film was pushed back a year.
The film, which was initially set to open on October 16 (2020), will debut in cinemas next autumn (2021) due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Curtis, who reprises her role as Laurie Strode in the latest installment of the horror franchise, insists there will be a pay-off when audiences finally get to experience director David Corden Green‘s movie.
I am as disappointed as you are. Mostly because the movie the David has created from the characters that John and Debra created Is a masterpiece. Prescient and powerful. I promise you it will be worth the wait. https://t.co/hgpoGI2isX
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) July 8, 2020
Gordon Green and Carpenter announced they were “heartbroken” the film’s premiere has been moved in a joint statement released on Wednesday, but they plan to use the extra time to perfect the film.
“We have to face the reality that the film would be consumed in a compromised theatrical experience,” they shared. “On top of a traditional release, Universal has agreed to an IMAX presentation of the film in October 2021. We are sound mixing with one of the greatest design teams that can slash, scream and creep their way under your skin. We’re going to have time to complete the film with the quality the fans deserve.”
The movie serves as a follow up to the 2018 reboot of the 1978 original, Halloween.