A sequel to the upcoming Halloween reboot may already be in the works.
According to Bloody Disgusting, another Halloween movies in the works. However, director David Gordon Green and screenwriter Danny McBride may not have a part in the production of the next film, and the article’s source indicates that a new writer will pen the script.
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Halloween‘s performance at the box office later this month will likely determine whether or not a sequel gets greenlit. McBride revealed in an interview in June that the team behind the film was originally planning to shoot two films back-to-back. At the time, McBride cited Blumhouse Productions’ desire to wait and see how the film did at the box office before moving forward with any more Halloween films as the reason that didn’t happen. If true, this report could indicate that Blumhouse is confident in the film’s box office success, or simply exploring potential avenues for future movies in the franchise.
The upcoming revival ignores the events of all the sequels and reboots to the franchise, leaving only the classic 1978 original film as canon. In the follow-up, Jamie Lee Curtis’ Strode prepares for the inevitable return of Michael Myers when the iconic slasher escapes custody forty years after his infamous killing spree.
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Debuting Oct. 19, the latest Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak with Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney sharing the role of masked killer Michael Myers. Halloween is executive produced and scored by original filmmaker John Carpenter.