Hollywood isnt done with the Michael Myers franchise just yet. Sources at Collider report that a sequel to the 2018 reboot is set for an Oct. 16, 2020 release.
According to Collider, Blumhouse sources have said that Halloween 2 will begin filming after Labor Day. Jamie Lee Curtis, who portrayed protagonist Laurie Strodein the original and the reboot is "all but assured to return," according to the outlet. Additionally, her daughter and granddaughter, played by Judy Greer and Andi Matichak respectively, are also rumored to be reprising their roles, although talent deals have yet to be confirmed.
David Gordon Green, who wrote the script for the sequel and directed the 2018 film, will be returning to the helm for the next installment.
Danny McBride, who co-wrote the original script alongside Gordon Green, will return to executive produce the sequel, according to Cinema Blend.
Its been rumored that McBride and Green originally intended to shoot two Halloween films back-to-back, but decided to see how the first performed before executing the second.
In addition to the co-scribes, Curtis, Couper Samuelson, and John Carpenter—the auteur who co-wrote and directed the 1978 original and composed its widely applauded score—are expected to executive produce the upcoming film.
Bringing in $255 million worldwide at the box office, and surpassing the $10 million production budget they had to work with, Its no wonder the reboot is getting the sequel treatment! We’ll keep all you CritiX up to date as more develops.