Collider reports Blumhouse Productions is prepping to begin production on the next Halloween film this fall with Jamie Lee Curtis returning.
According to the outlet’s multiple sources, the Halloween sequel is preparing to begin production after Labour Day 2019 with Universal likely to release the film on October 16, 2020, which is currently reserved for an untitled Blumhouse film. Jamie Lee Curtis is expected to reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode alongside co-stars Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, though talent deals have yet to close.
The outlet’s sources claim David Gordon Green, who co-wrote and helmed the 2018 Halloween film, is expected to return the director’s chair and penned the script for the sequel. Franchise caretaker Malek Akkad will reportedly produce alongside Jason Blum and Bill Block. Danny McBride Green, David Gordon Green, Jamie Lee Curtis, original Halloween director John Carpenter, and Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson are said to be among the many serving as executive producers.
The 2018 Halloween film jettisoned the canon of every entry in the franchise aside from the original and followed Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode decades after the events of the horror classic. The film grossed a worldwide total of $255 million against a budget of $10 million.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago
Directed by David Gordan Green from a script co-written by himself, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, and Nick Castle.
Halloween is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra-HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.