After the critical and box office success of David Gordon Green’s new installment of the Halloween franchise in 2018, a sequel seemed inevitable. The film, featuring the much-anticipated return of Jamie Lee Curtis, naturally gave us an ending that could either close the door on the story of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers for good, or, depending on the box office returns, potentially trigger a brand new slew of films to add to the recalibrated franchise.
Green’s Halloween was a success, raking in over $250 million dollars worldwide. Miramax, who still owns the right to the franchise, cut a deal with Blumhouse Productions for only one film, but there really seems to be no doubt the two studios will reach a new agreement to continue with a sequel. The question is, would Curtis return to reprise her iconic role as Laurie? Curtis seemed open to the possibility, as long as Green was directing, telling Empire Magazine last October:
“If David Gordon Green called me up and said, ‘Let’s do another Halloween,’ I would do another Halloween, because he did such a beautiful job.”
Producer Jason Blum recently shared a photo of he and Curtis on his Twitter account with a teasing caption:
“We’re discussing stuff.”
John Carpenter, director of the original 1978 film and who provided the score for 2018’s Halloween also expressed interest in returning for another movie. It was also reported in February that Scott Teems, who has penned two Stephen King adaptations for Blumhouse Productions, was on board to write the script.
Granted, Blum’s tweet doesn’t give us any official update but it’s clear that talks are in progress, and short of something catastrophic happening, a sequel seems extremely likely.
What did you guys think of last year’s Halloween? Would you be excited for a sequel?