Is a Halloween Sequel in the Works?
Is the indomitable Laurie Strode coming back? David Gordon Green’s critical and commercial smash Halloween reminded fans of the original franchise why they fell in love with Strode in the first place. Played by the great Jamie Lee Curtis, Strode once again faced down the lunatic masked killer Michael Myers in one of 2018’s great horror films (and there were quite a few.) Super producer Jason Blum, the head of Blumhouse Productions, jumped on Twitter yesterday to tease a potential sequel with a photo of himself and Curtis and the caption “We’re discussing stuff.” You don’t say? And what that might be?
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) June 5, 2019
Green and his co-writer Danny McBride told Entertainment Weekly that they had initially planned on making two Halloween movies back-to-back. This would seem to indicate that they had plenty of ideas, enough to support a sequel. They ultimately, and wisely, decided to pour their energy into making sure they got their reboot right, and boy did they ever. Now it seems there’s a very good chance Blum will be getting a sequel up and going. Collider reported that Firestarter writer Scott Teems had been tapped to write the sequel, based on a well-liked treatment he had written.
Nobody knows if the sequel is definitely happening, or how big a role Curtis will play. After the success of the reboot, however, it seems a fair bet that Halloween 2 (or whatever they might title it) has a good chance of coming to fruition.
Featured image: In “Halloween,” JAMIE LEE CURTIS returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Photo Credit: Ryan Green. Courtesy Universal Pictures