Jason Blum’s Trying Hard To Make Another Halloween Sequel Happen

Halloween 2018

One of the biggest horror movies of 2018 was Blumhouse’s Halloween reboot/sequel/rebootquel. By bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and cutting out literally every film in the franchise except the first from continuity, it was able to get back to what made John Carpenter’s original so effective. It also left fans excited to see Michael Myers go after the Strode family once again and it seems that producer Jason Blum’s just as keen as we are for another outing.

While speaking with CinePOP to promote Happy Death Day 2U, he was asked if a Halloween sequel was being made. The Blumhouse founder insisted that he was trying to get it off the ground but couldn’t say anything else, as it’s not officially confirmed just yet.

“I’m trying, I’m trying, trying. Not official yet but I’m trying.”

The 2018 movie definitely left things open-ended to make room for a sequel. Sure, it looked like Laurie had finally managed to destroy Michael by trapping him in her burning house, but fans quickly noticed that the killer’s missing from certain shots, meaning that he likely escaped once again. However, if he does come back to Haddonfield, he’ll no doubt find three hardened women ready to face him: Laurie, her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).

As soon as the movie was released in cinemas, there were reports that a sequel was already in development, with writer Danny McBride confirming that talks were underway. Seeing as Blum says he’s trying to make something happen, it sounds like these negotiations and discussions haven’t been resolved just yet. We’re guessing it’s either an issue of scheduling the same creative team back for another film or a problem of mapping out the story. After all, they want to make sure to keep things relatively fresh for the 40-year old franchise.

In any case, we’ll be sure to keep you posted as more on the Halloween sequel comes in. Whatever happens, let’s just hope they don’t call it Halloween 2, as then we’d have three of them.