Fresh off the success of his second Halloween film, David Gordon Green will soon be taking on another legendary horror series.
Halloween Kills, directed by David Gordon Green, is riding high at the box office right now. The film has been playing to packed auditoriums, raking in $50m in its first three days in the US, a significantly stronger showing than was expected. All the more impressive given that it was available on streaming service Peacock in the US at the same time.
Perhaps because of its clever blending of legacy characters and modern approach to the slasher genre, Halloween Kills certainly seems to have captured audiences’ imaginations and is being credited with heralding a successful new wave of horror films. With the final film in the trilogy, Halloween Ends, set to release next year, we now know where director David Gordon Green will be headed next.
It has been confirmed that the filmmaker will be staying with Blumhouse to direct an already-announced new trilogy of The Exorcist. With Green’s Halloween trilogy performing well both critically and commercially, it’s clear to see why Blumhouse wants Green to continue his work with it.
The script for the first film in the trilogy has been written, and Green has been chatting about the process to Collider, saying “to me, it’s as different as making Stronger and Pineapple Express. They’re just so unbelievably different. One is very primal and the other is very academic. So it’s just trying to switch gears there. I’m sure I’ll know more a year from now when I’ve gotten a handle on what Exorcist is. The script’s written. And it was a very, entirely different writing process.”
Those are two very different films for Green to reference, hinting at just how different a process bringing The Exorcist back will be, in comparison to Halloween.
“The Exorcist has been written”, he confirmed. “That was one of my pandemic projects. It’s not inaccurate [to say that it will be a sequel to the first movie]. I like all the Exorcist movies. And not only do I like them, I think they can all fall into the acceptable mythology for what I’m doing”.
With Halloween Kills proving to be a huge box office success, it will be fun to see what Green does with The Exorcist. Before then though, we’ve got a final instalment of Michael Myers’ return to Haddonfield to enjoy. We’ll let you know more about the director’s next trilogy as we hear it.
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