A new report from Collider says that Blumhouse and Universal Pictures are moving forward with their Halloween sequel and is expected to begin filming after Labor Day (September 2nd) with a possible October 16th, 2020 release date.
...multiple sources tell Collider that Blumhouse’s Halloween 2 is gearing up to start shooting after Labor Day, and that Universal will likely release the horror movie on October 16, 2020, which the studio had already reserved for an untitled Blumhouse film.
They’re also adding that writer-director David Gordon Green and star Jamie Lee Curtis are returning for the sequel. Judy Greer and Andi Matichak may return as well but haven’t closed deals to do so.
Jamie Lee Curtis is all but assured to return as Laurie Strode, the tough-as-nails franchise survivor who may just be Michael Myers’ worst nightmare, while Judy Greer and Andi Matichak are expected to reprise their respective roles as Laurie’s daughter and granddaughter, though talent deals have yet to close.
Sources say that David Gordon Green wrote the script and is expected to return, which is a smart move.
Blumhouse is busy at the moment with The Invisible Man remake set to shoot in Australia and Black Christmas remake in New Zealand, both filming over the summer.
It’s not terribly shocking that they’d move quickly on a sequel given that the 2018 installment cost them $10 million to make and earned an impressive $255.4 million. Excellent profit margins have become something that Blumhouse is becoming known for as their smaller budgets don’t leave much room for box office bombing.
John Carpenter has said he’d be open to return and compose the score for a second film.
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.