Last October, Blumhouse rebooted the Halloween franchise – well, kind of, booting everything but John Carpenter’s original – and ended up making the most successful film following Michael Myers’ seasonal serial killings to date. Naturally, fans have been waiting for official confirmation that a sequel will be happening ever since. Things had gone a little bit quiet on that front lately, but Jason Blum has just confirmed he’s working on making it a reality.
With Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man reboot landing a release date in March 2020, one fan questioned the producer on Twitter about when Halloween 2 – or, technically, Halloween 12 – will be getting an announcement of some kind. The horror studio’s founder replied with a brief but encouraging: “Working on it.”
Of course, Blum has never been shy about talking about his own personal wish to continue the eternal battle between Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode and her masked tormentor, previously commenting that he would make 10 Halloween movies if he could. However, he’s also revealed that – as of February 2019 – Blumhouse didn’t have the rights to make further entries in the franchise.
We’re not sure how the situation has developed since then, but maybe we can infer from the lack of news so far that the rights negotiations are still ongoing. If this is the case, Blum’s tweet seems optimistic at least that they’ll manage to sort things through to make another. After all, they earned a lot of money from the last one and Carpenter himself even supported it. That’s got to count for something, right?
If you’ll recall, 2018’s Halloween left things with Myers apparently having gone up in flames with Laurie’s home, as Curtis’ survivor fled the scene with her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak). What with the hint that Michael has managed to escape as well though, this left us begging for a follow-up. With any luck, then, the Shape will be slicing his way through Haddonfield once again in the next couple of years.