Only a week after the trailer premiered for Halloween, word is a sequel is already on the minds of filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. In fact, they have already pitched the sequel to Blumhouse.
We were going to shoot two of them back-to-back,” McBride said to EW. “Then we were like, Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This could come out, and everyone could hate us, and we’d never work again. So, let’s not have to sit around for a year while we wait for another movie to come out that we know people aren’t going to like. So, we were like, Let’s learn from this, and see what works, and what doesn’t. But we definitely have an idea of where we would go [with] this branch of the story and hopefully, we get a chance to do it.”
It’s likely that Blumhouse would wait to announce a sequel after they see how fans respond when Halloween opens in theaters this October. But if it’s a hit (and I’m guessing it will be), I would wouldn’t be surprised if they greenlight a sequel or two.
Halloween picks up forty years after the original and ignores all previous sequels. Directed by Gordon and written by McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode.
The film was scored by John Carpenter who serves as executive producer along with Malek Akkad, and Jason Blum of Blumhouse. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.
Halloween opens in theaters on October 19, 2018. Find out more here.