It appears like Halloween 2 is nearer to turning into a actuality, as teased by producer Jason Blum. What’s extra, it seems as if Jamie Lee Curtis, if all goes nicely, could even return as soon as once more as Laurie Strode. Blum, the pinnacle of Blumhouse Productions, helped to revive the enduring slasher franchise final 12 months with the primary film to characteristic Michael Myers in practically a decade. It made a ton of cash on the field workplace, was nicely acquired and, with that, a sequel appeared inevitable. At this level, one hasn’t been formally introduced, although it now appears all however an eventuality.
Jason Blum likes to interact along with his followers fairly repeatedly on Twitter. Lately, he shared a photograph of himself alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, who reprised her position as Laurie Strode in 2018’s Halloween for the primary time since her unceremonious finish in Halloween: Resurrection. Curtis is pictured holding an motion determine of herself from final 12 months’s film. Blum’s caption, coupled with the picture, makes it nearly inescapably clear what he is getting at.
“We’re discussing stuff.”
Blumhouse Productions is thought for making micro-budget horror films, similar to The Purge or Paranormal Exercise, and permitting creators to do their factor. This typically ends in most revenue and the likelihood to show the flicks into franchises. Halloween, directed by David Gordon Inexperienced and co-written by Danny McBride, was the studio’s first try at tackling a pre-existing franchise. It went over fairly nicely. The film grossed $225 million worldwide, working from a funds of simply $10 million. Maybe most significantly, it was successful with critics, at present boasting a 79 % approval score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jason Blum has repeatedly expressed his need to make a sequel, and Jamie Lee Curtis beforehand acknowledged that she can be prepared to return, beneath the correct circumstances. Nonetheless, it isn’t simply as much as Blumhouse. They lower a cope with Miramax, who owns the rights to the franchise, for simply the one film. Although, each side have appeared wanting to proceed their partnership. This tweet signifies issues are transferring in the correct route. It is also value mentioning that John Carpenter, who directed the unique and served as an government producer, in addition to offering the rating for final 12 months’s entry, has beforehand acknowledged he is open to do the rating for a Halloween sequel as nicely.
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It was reported earlier this 12 months that Scott Teems (Firestarter) had been employed to pen a draft of the screenplay for Halloween 2, or no matter it winds up being known as. The 2018 film served as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s unique horror basic and ignored each different earlier sequel. So, technically, that was Halloween 2 even if it was, like its predecessor, merely titled Halloween. We’ll remember to preserve you posted as any additional particulars on the challenge are made accessible. Within the meantime, remember to take a look at the put up from Jason Blum’s Twitter account under.
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) June 5, 2019