While this may be completely obvious news, Blumhouse’s Jason Blum hopes to make more sequels to John Carpenter‘s 1978 Halloween, assuming the next installment (in theaters Oct. 19) is a hit.
“Yeah, for sure, for sure, 100 percent,” Blum tells EW.
“Let me tell you, if we got six movies out of [Paranormal Activity] — they found new footage five times in a row! — I feel like we can figure out the next chapter. But we’ll see.”
Without knowing the ins and outs of the deal, there are quite a few producers/companies involved in the David Gordon Green-directed sequel, which brings Michael Myers (Nick Castle) back for another battle with Jamie Lee Curtis‘ Laurie Strode. Outside of Blumhouse, there’s also Miramax, Universal Pictures and even Trancas International Films all involved. That’s a lot of players to get on the same page, again. With that said, money talks and Halloween is looking at a record-breaking opening.
One thing I do know for certain, Green and co-writer Danny McBride had a trilogy in mind during original conception…
Joe Lipset attended the World Premiere and wrote in his review that “Halloween delivers a satisfying Laurie vs Michael showdown 40 years in the making!”
In the new film:
“Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
“A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.
In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson.”
Judy Greer plays Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, while Andi Matichak landed the coveted role of the film’s young lead (daughter to Greer and granddaughter to Curtis).
Nick Castle will return to the role of Michael Myers, while stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play Myers.
The cast also includes Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Project Almanac, Marvel’s “Runaways”), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle, My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, Laggies, When We Rise), and Drew Scheid (“Stranger Things”, The War with Grandpa). They will be playing the friends of Matichak’s Allyson.