The studio made the announcement Friday, noting that last year’s “Halloween,” starring Jamie Lee Curtis and directed by David Gordon Green, went on to become the highest-grossing installment in the horror franchise at more than $250 million worldwide.
The first film will be titled “Halloween Kills” and open on Oct. 16, 2020. “Halloween Ends” will open a year later on Oct. 15, 2021.
Green will direct both films and Curtis will star.
Last year’s “Halloween” was the 11th installment in the franchise, five of which included Curtis, and a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original 1978 movie. Nick Castle returns to portray the deranged Myers, who has escaped custody and heads for Haddonfield, Ill., for a final showdown with Strode on Halloween night.
The 2018 take, produced by Trancas International Films, Blumhouse, and Miramax, garnered some of the best reviews for a series entry yet.