Jason Blum Would “Love” to Make More HALLOWEEN Movies, If…
Remember back in late 2017 when John Carpentered stated emphatically that the upcoming Halloween reboot/sequel would be the last film in the series, like, ever? Did you roll your eyes too? If Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street have taught us anything, it’s that supernatural slashers are tough to kill, even after “Final Chapters” and taglines insisting one of our favorite icons is “Dead” or in “Hell”. Hollywood isn’t known for abandoning lucrative properties before they’ve sucked them completely dry.
As if there was ever any doubt, maverick producer Jason Blum is making it very clear that we’ll be seeing more of Myers, as long as the upcoming film brings in major box office dollars. In a recent interview with Forbes, he finally stated what many of us already assumed was obvious:
“I’d love to do sequels, and 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.”
Reaction to Halloween following its premiere at TIFF last weekend was good. Scratch that: It was phenomenal. Indeed, you’d be hard pressed to find a negative review online (and yes, I’ve tried). The consensus seems to be that director David Gordon Green and his collaborator Danny McBride have done exactly what they set out to do: They’ve made Michael Myers scary again! Check out our own Jonathan Barkan’s review below.
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Halloween will take bows at the upcoming events Fantastic Fest and Salem Horror Fest before slashing into theaters nationwide on October 19th, timed to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of Carpenter’s original Halloween. Check out the synopsis and trailer below.
It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. She now faces a terrifying showdown when Michael returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, Laurie is ready for him.