Mike Flanagan’s HALLOWEEN Pitch Included Female Loomis

When Blumhouse got the rights to make a sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween, one of the top directors they went to was Doctor Sleep The Haunting of Hill House‘s Mike Flanagan.

We passed along word a few days ago that Flanagan admits that he’s glad he wasn’t hired to direct Blumhouse’s Halloween because he already made his ode to Carpenter’s classic with his 2016 Netflix thriller Hush. And today we thought we’d point out another interesting bit of Flanagan’s recent comments – mainly that his pitch included a female Loomis.

Flanagan tells Bloody Disgusting, “I’m … so glad it did not come to me because the only note that I had scribbled over three days of brainstorming was ‘Dr. Loomis a woman?’ That’s as far as I got on Halloween. They made the right call in not trusting the franchise to me.

Again, this bit was contained in the recent story about Flanagan admitting he’s glad Blumhouse didn’t hire him to helm Halloween. But in this day and age where more peeps than you’d think only notice header images & headlines, I think this will be news to a surprising amount of people this Thanksgiving weekend.

So what do YOU think? How would you have liked to see a female Loomis lead a Halloween flick? Let us know in the comments below or over on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

On a quick side note for those that may not know, Malcolm McDowell played Loomis in writer-director Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II. I’d feel bad if I didn’t mention him here.



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