Reflecting ongoing uncertainty about the state of the theatrical market in the pandemic-hit US, Universal Pictures has pushed back the release dates of films including Jordan Peele’s Candyman and Blumhouse Productions’ Halloween Kills.
Candyman, writer-producer Peele’s new take on the horror legend, produced by MGM and Monkeypaw in association with BRON Creative, moves from September 25 this autumn to a wide opening on October 16.
Halloween Kills, the latest installment of the vintage horror series, directed by David Gordon Green with Universal, Miramax, Blumhouse and Trancas International producing, moves from October 16 this year to a wide launch on October 15, 2021. As a result, Halloween Ends, also from David Gordon Green and the same production quartet, shifts from October 15, 2021 to October 14, 2022.
Universal also announced that it will release Blumhouse’s The Forever Purge, latest entry in the Purge horror franchise, wide on July 9 next year.