Is Jason Blum really considering a sequel to Halloween as well as resurrecting some other franchises like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer? The answer is yes!
Halloween 2018 left a huge impression on the audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. When it was announced last year, John Carpenter fans everywhere lost their collective minds. Jamie Lee Curtis’ tweets went viral and the world was anticipating the return of Michael Myers.
With October fast approaching and the buzz for the film increasing to a fever pitch, Blum has sequels on the brain. When the producer was asked recently if he had an eye on doing a follow-up to the current incarnation of the Carpenter franchise he had this to say:
“I hope we do a sequel and we will do a sequel if the movie performs. We’re not going to decide if we do a sequel or not until we see the reaction to this movie. But I really hope to make it.”
If social media factors into the decision-making process, then Blum better assemble a writers’ room. It looks as if Halloween 2018 is going to break some box office records.
The veteran is also keen on trying his hand at reviving some other horror franchises as well. He is looking at legend Wes Craven’s Scream next as well as Mandalay’s I Know What You Did Last Summer. However, getting rights to established franchises isn’t always easy.
Blum acknowledges this fact:
“I would like to do both of them, but it’s a rights situation with all those movies. It’s very tangled and very complicated. It’s one thing to say you want to do them and it’s a whole other thing to get to actually do it. To give you some idea, Halloween was in the works with us for four or five years before it evolved, so, there are business obstacles to cross but, in theory, if you said to me, “Would you like to do a Scream movie?” My answer would be, “Of course.” Sadly, it doesn’t work like that.”
It remains to be seen if Blumhouse will be able to acquire the necessary rights in order to even consider rebooting those franchises.
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Halloween 2018 stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, and Nick Castle. David Gordon Green has directed the film from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley.
Look for the release in theaters on October 19.