Producer Jason Blum Expresses Interest In Making ‘Halloween’ Sequel

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Famed horror producer Jason Blum has expressed interest in making a sequel to 2018’s Halloween, according to The Wrap.

 Audiences everywhere were satisfyingly terrified when they saw the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode taking on the masked slasher Michael Myers in a blood-soaked stab frenzy showdown. The film was a huge box-office hit, nearly taking down October opening record holder Venom, but just coming shy of the mark. Despite that, Halloween shows there’s no franchise fatigue happening at the Myers house and this legendary title has enough juice to keep going. But will there be a sequel or will the franchise go back into the shadows? Well, producer Jason Blum told The Wrap that he is absolutely down for a sequel.

“It’s hard to make a great movie, period, and I always say, make a great movie first and we’ll figure out a franchise after. Of course we would want to make a sequel, in fact, we’re dying to make a sequel, but we’re guests in Malek Akkad’s house so there are a lot of people that have to be in the same mindset as us. Nothing’s been set in stone, but we’re certainly going to try.”

This latest installment in the  Halloween franchise beat the Blumhouse opening weekend record of $52.5 million set by Paranormal Activity 3 in 2011. The film also landed among the top 10 openings for all R-rated films. Other accolades include the biggest horror movie opening with a female lead, biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55, and the biggest Halloween opening ever, shattering the previous record holder which was Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake of the John Carpenter classic. That version raked in $26 million its opening weekend. This year’s Halloween tripled that with $76 million. So besides the fact that the film is a critical and financial success, it seems inevitable that the Halloween franchise should continue.

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Directed by David Gordon Green from a script co-written by himself, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride, Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, Drew Scheid, and Nick Castle. Here’s the official synopsis:

Laurie Strode 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.

Halloween is now playing.

Source: The Wrap