When 2018’s Halloween (directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he co-wrote with Danny McBride) broke all previous records to become the most profitable slasher film in history, a sequel seemed like a foregone conclusion. Still, we recently reported that Blumhouse head honcho Jason Blum was still straining to make a new deal happen.
While we’re still waiting for official confirmation (one way or the other) we’re getting news from our friends at Collider that seems to suggest major movement on the sequel front. The site is exclusively reporting that a writer has been hired to pen the next chapter in the franchise launched by John Carpenter in 1978:
After adapting a pair of Stephen King novels [Firestarter and The Breathing Method] for Blumhouse, Scott Teems is in talks to write the sequel to David Gordon Green‘s Halloween, which will be based on a well-liked treatment Teems has already written for the company, multiple sources familiar with the project have told Collider.
Blumhouse has yet to respond to Collider’s claims, but we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional details as they emerge.
Just thinking out loud here: If Green and McBride’s Halloween was so successful, why would Blumhouse want to change course? Green has already made it clear he was hoping to helm the next chapter, and that he and McBride originally conceived of their Halloween as a 2-parter. I hope Teems is one hell of a writer!
If you missed 2018’s Halloween in theaters, it’s now available on Blu-ray/DVD and VOD. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.
The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak.