Halloween may be the first domino to fall for Blumhouse Productions.
Over on Twitter (h/t Bloody Disgusting), studio boss Jason Blum posted a series of fascinating tweets about the current outlook, and why there’s a very good chance that Blumhouse will tackle another major horror franchise once Halloween has come and gone. Is this the lifeline that Friday the 13th so desperately needs?
Either way, Blum began with the somewhat surprising revelation that The Crow may prove to be one of the horror-thriller IPs acquired by Blumhouse in the not-so-distant future. Alas, now that Corin Hardy (The Nun) and Jason Momoa (Aquaman) are no longer involved, The Crow looks to have been shelved indefinitely by Sony, so we wouldn’t be too surprised to hear that it’s migrated to Blumhouse in the hope of breaking the curse.
The same applies for Friday the 13th, according to Jason Blum, which is a horror IP he’s pursued for years. Granted, the franchise is currently embroiled in a messy legal drama, so it’ll be some time yet before Jason Voorhees is back on our screens.
Alien and Scream were another two franchises he specifically name-dropped, though anyone hoping for a Blumhouse rendition of The Blob needn’t get their hopes up – the studio actually passed up the chance to remake the classic body-horror film. So make no mistake, if there really is to be a slasher resurgence, Blumhouse Productions wants to be in on the ground floor. And it all starts with Halloween on October 19th.
After that, who knows where the studio will go, but feel free to take to the comments section and let us know if you’ve got any suggestions of your own for which properties you’d like to see Blum and co. tackle next.