Just yesterday, we shared a bit of news in which Blumhouse’s Jason Blum said he hopes to make more Halloween films, assuming the David Gordon Green-directed sequel is a hit. Spoiler, it’s going to be huge. While it wasn’t definitive, it’s being reported as such, which led me to do a little digging of my own. Here’s what I learned.
Sources tell Bloody Disgusting that work has already begun on the next Halloween film and that an unknown writer is already developing it. Also, as of this writing, we’re also told that Danny McBride and David Gordon Green probably won’t be involved. The duo had discussed shooting back-to-back films at one point and even poked fun at the idea of shooting a trilogy all at once.
Here’s the kicker – and this part is purely speculation – if the producers can get ahead of this massive hit, it’s entirely possible for Michael Myers to return to the big screen as early as October 2019. If you recall, filming was delayed on Green’s take and didn’t actually commence until January. Blumhouse, who is no stranger to pumping out sequels (i.e. Insidious, Paranormal Activity, The Purge), is primed to keep Michael and the Halloween franchise going year in and out, which would be a breath of fresh air for us hardcore slasher fans. With a new Child’s Play also in the cards, could A Nightmare On Elm Street be next?
Jamie Lee Curtis confronts Michael once again in Halloween on October 19th.
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.