With the 2018 release grossing $253.7 million worldwide on a budget of $10 million, it is no surprise that a Halloween sequel is moving forward at Blumhouse Productions. According to Collider, Blumhouse is in talks with Scott Teems to write the next film based on a treatment he has already written.
Teems’ credits include the adaptations of two Stephen King works — Firestarter and The Breathing Method — both for Blumhouse. Fatih Akin is attached to direct Firestarter, while Scott Derrickson is attached to The Breathing Method.
The site adds that Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak are all expected to return for the Halloween sequel along with producer Jason Blum, whose production company will produce the sequel alongside Miramax and Trancas International Films. Universal would again distribute the film.
The 2018 film is set forty years after the events of 1978’s Halloween. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) now lives in a heavily-guarded home on the edge of Haddonfield, where she’s spent decades preparing for Michael’s potential return. After being locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when a bus transfer goes terribly wrong, leading to chaos in the same town he preyed on decades earlier. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the deranged killer returns for her and her family – but this time, she’s ready for him.
Master of horror John Carpenter (Halloween (1978), The Thing) joined forces with director David Gordon Green (Joe, Pineapple Express) and producers Jason Blum (Blumhouse), Malek Akkad (Trancas International Films) and Bill Block (Miramax) for this follow up to Carpenter’s 1978 classic horror film.