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Blumhouse Productions has been behind some of the most successful horror movies from recent memory, including Get Out, Split, and The Conjuring. The company also knows how to keep franchises running, including Paranormal Activity and The Purge. Blumhouse is now turning its focus on the classics, bringing a new Halloween movie to theaters this year, with OG scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis returning as Laurie Strode. While the marketing indicates the movie is her final conflict with Michael Myers, could the franchise actually keep going? Jason Blum recently teased just that, and now a new rumor indicates the property may be moving forward quicker than anyone could have guessed.
According to a new report, Blumhouse has already moved forward with a new Halloween movie, and with a brand new team behind it. This latest rumor indicates that current writer/director team David Gordon Green and Danny McBride won't be back for the next installment, and that the studio is trying to move forward as quick as possible. What's more, another Halloween may hit theaters as soon as October 2019.
This wild new report comes to us from Bloody Disgusting, as the outlet apparently has some inside information from the folks over at Blumhouse. While still unconfirmed, news of another Halloween movie shouldn't be too surprising. The horror genre has always relied on sequels, with Blumhouse's upcoming Halloween marking the whopping 11th film in the franchise. Furthermore, Jason Blum recently weighed in on the possibility of continuing Michael Myer's reign of terror, saying:
Yeah, for sure, for sure, 100 percent. 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.
Well, that does seem to make Jason Blum's intentions clear. As long as Halloween is a hit when it arrives in theaters in a few weeks, we should probably expect Blumhouse to make the most of their rights to the property. So while Jamie Lee Curtis likely won't come back again, Michael Myers might still have a chance to massacre a few babysitters and scare the crap out of moviegoers.
Narratively, the new Halloween also seems to set up a sequel fairly easily. Set 40 years after the events of John Carpenter's iconic original movie, the new sequel will ignore all of the sequels, and function as a direct sequel to the first film. Laurie will have to protect herself, as well as both her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson. So if Curtis decides not to come back (or gets killed off), then there's two other Strode women to possibly carry the torch.
Halloween will arrive in theaters on October 19th. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.