Blumhouse's 'Forever Purge' and 'Halloween Kills' Delay Release to 2021 Amid Pandemic

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'Halloween Ends' is also being delayed by a year. Separately, the Jordan Peele-produced 'Candyman' is relocating from September to October of this year.

Universal and partner Blumhouse announced key release date changes to their slate amid the going uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

The Forever Purge — which had been set to hit theaters this July — is being pushed into next year. It will hit the big screen on July 9, 2021.

David Gordon Green's Halloween Kills, a follow-up to his blockbuster 2018 revival, also is being pushed into 2021. Its release is being delayed nearly a year, from Oct. 16, 2020, to Oct. 15, 2021. Green once again directed from a script he wrote with Scott Teems and Danny McBride. Executive producers include John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Halloween Ends, the third outing in the revived franchise from Miramax, Blumhouse and Trancas International Films, is likewise seeing its release being pushed back nearly a year, from Oct. 15, 2021, to Oct. 14, 2022.

Separately, Universal, MGM and Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions announced that director Nia DaCosta's Candyman adaptation is shifting its release slightly, from Sept. 25, 2020, to Oct. 16, 2020. The film was made in association with Bron Creative. The screenplay is from Peele, Win Rosenfeld and DaCosta.

On Thursday, Halloween creator Carpenter shared new footage from Halloween Kills along with the news that the film would be screened in Imax when it opens.