With production on Halloween Kills fully underway, star Jamie Lee Curtis took to Twitter to show off a behind-the-scenes look at Laurie Strode.
In a behind-the-scenes photo from Halloween Kills, Curtis revealed she has officially begun filming her role in the upcoming sequel. The photo reveals Laurie still battered and bruised from her rematch against serial killer Michael Myers in last year’s revival, hinting the sequel may begin immediately after the events of the preceding film, or perhaps in the aftermath of another confrontation between the two entirely.
The actress shared the photo from a makeup trailer while adding the caption, “NEVER SAY DIE! First day back in the battle for my life!”
Curtis’ caption does come across as ominous, given that a third film has already been announced, with her claim that this is the “battle for my life” possibly confirming it won’t be a battle that she wins. Knowing that a follow-up film will be hitting theaters a year after the release of Halloween Kills, we wouldn’t be surprised if the filmmakers go the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back route and offer a devastating fate for some of our heroes, setting the stage for the third film in this sequel narrative to start on a dark note.
Principal photography began on Halloween Kills last month in Wilmington, North Carolina, with the Southern filming location doubling for the franchise’s usual setting of Haddonfield, Illinois.
Directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier, Halloween Kills stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak and Judy Greer. The film is set to hit theaters on Oct. 16, 2020.