‘Halloween Kills,’ the sequel to 2018‘s ‘Halloween,’ has brought on Robert Longstreet to play Lonnie Elam. The character is a grown-up version of the child who bullied Tommy Doyle, and was caught hiding in the bushes by Dr. Loomis, in the original 1978 John Carpenter film.
Longstreet had a busy 2018, with appearances in Boots Riley’s ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Mike Flanagan’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House,’ and James Wan’s ‘Aquaman.’ He will also be reuniting with filmmaker David Gordon Green on this film, as they worked together on 2004’s ‘Undertow’ and 2008’s ‘Pineapple Express.’ Next, he will appear in another Flanagan project: ‘Doctor Sleep,’ releasing November 8th.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle will reprise their roles of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, respectively. Also, Kyle Richards is returning as Lindsey Wallace, and Anthony Michael Hall (‘‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Foxcatcher’) will portray Tommy Doyle. Judy Greer and Andi Matichak are both expected to come back. In the previous installment, Greer played Karen Strode, while Matichak depicted Allyson Strode.
Meanwhile, David Gordon Green returns as director and co-writer. The screenplay is from Green, returning scribe Danny McBride (‘Eastbound & Down,’ ‘Vice Principals’), and newcomer Scott Teems (‘Rectify,’ ‘Narcos: Mexico’).
Green, in an interview with Collider, gave a peek into what he has in store for a potential sequel: (Spoiler alert for the first film.)
Collider: “Did you make the decision not to kill the boyfriend for a reason?”
Green: “Yeah. There’s some ideas for him for later.”
That boyfriend is Cameron Elam, played by Dylan Arnold. So, there is definitely a relation between him and Lonnie that will be explored in this film.
Further, filming will begin September 16th and wrap November 8th in Wilmington, North Carolina. Then, the next (and final?) installment ‘Halloween Ends’ will start filming, in a back-back format. Green will direct once again, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Bride, Chris Bernier (‘The House’), and Paul Brad Logan (‘Manglehorn’).
Universal will release ‘Halloween Kills’ on October 16, 2020, as well as ‘Halloween Ends’ on October 15, 2021.