The new Halloween isn’t even in cinemas yet, but all signs are pointing towards it being a big hit, so perhaps it’s not that surprising that work has already begun on the next installment. Four days ago, Blumhouse’s Jason Blum said he hopes to make more Halloween films, and then the following day ‘Bloody Disgusting’ revealed that they’d done some digging around and were told that work has already begun on the next Halloween film and that an unknown writer is already developing it. And, despite having mentioned shooting back-to-back films at one point and even poked fun at the idea of shooting a trilogy all at once, it seems that Danny McBride and David Gordon Green probably won’t be involved.
I guess we need to see whether the new film is good or not before we get too excited about more films continuing this new timeline [which, seeing as I really like the 1981 Halloween 2, I still can’t entirely get my head around, but that’s just me]. Reviews seem to be mixed but more are positive than negative.
“Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way. In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson.”
Danny McBride and David Gordon Green directs from a script by him and Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak star.
It’s out on October 18th.