Are Halloween 2 Talks Heating Up Between Jamie Lee Curtis & Blumhouse?
It looks like Halloween 2 is closer to becoming a reality, as teased by producer Jason Blum. What’s more, it appears as though Jamie Lee Curtis, if all goes well, may even return once again as Laurie Strode. Blum, the head of Blumhouse Productions, helped to revive the iconic slasher franchise last year with the first movie to feature Michael Myers in nearly a decade. It made a ton of money at the box office, was well received and, with that, a sequel seemed inevitable. At this point, one hasn’t been officially announced, though it now seems all but an eventuality.
Jason Blum likes to engage with his fans pretty regularly on Twitter. Recently, he shared a photo of himself alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, who reprised her role as Laurie Strode in 2018’s Halloween for the first time since her unceremonious end in Halloween: Resurrection. Curtis is pictured holding an action figure of herself from last year’s movie. Blum’s caption, coupled with the photo, makes it almost inescapably clear what he’s getting at.
“We’re discussing stuff.”
Blumhouse Productions is known for making micro-budget horror movies, such as The Purge or Paranormal Activity, and allowing creators to do their thing. This often results in maximum profit and the possibility to turn the movies into franchises. Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Danny McBride, was the studio’s first attempt at tackling a pre-existing franchise. It went over quite well. The movie grossed $225 million worldwide, working from a budget of just $10 million. Perhaps most importantly, it was a hit with critics, currently boasting a 79 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jason Blum has repeatedly expressed his desire to make a sequel, and Jamie Lee Curtis previously stated that she would be willing to return, under the right circumstances. However, it’s not just up to Blumhouse. They cut a deal with Miramax, who owns the rights to the franchise, for just the one movie. Though, both sides have seemed eager to continue their partnership. This tweet indicates things are moving in the right direction. It’s also worth mentioning that John Carpenter, who directed the original and served as an executive producer, as well as providing the score for last year’s entry, has previously stated he’s open to do the score for a Halloween sequel as well.
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It was reported earlier this year that Scott Teems (Firestarter) had been hired to pen a draft of the screenplay for Halloween 2, or whatever it winds up being called. The 2018 movie served as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original horror classic and ignored every other previous sequel. So, technically, that was Halloween 2 despite the fact that it was, like its predecessor, simply titled Halloween. We’ll be sure to keep you posted as any further details on the project are made available. In the meantime, be sure to check out the post from Jason Blum’s Twitter account below.
We’re discussing stuff. @jamieleecurtispic.twitter.com/gs3gw5r95k
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) June 5, 2019
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