The 2018 reboot of Halloween is coming and according to producer Jason Blum if it doesn't come out by next year he's willing to give people a hand or give up a hand if he doesn't deliver. The horror producer promised that the reboot of the John Carpenter classic would be in theaters in 2018 on pain of death, just in time to re-introduce fans to Mike Myers during this renaissance of horror, much of which comes at his company's hands.
Dubbed the "Prince of Horror" after the producer of horror hits like Get Out, Insidious, and Sinister Blum is giving current horror king Stephen King a run for his title. With IT doing incredible numbers at the box office it would appear as if America is ready for more scary stories, which makes this a perfect time to deliver a reboot of the classic film. While previous Halloween reboots exist, putting the reins of the franchise in the hands of Blumhouse is a smart move. According to Blum, the fans can expect it in 2018 and should hold the producer to it.
“You can kill me. You can behead me. You can chop my hand off, the prince of horror, you can cut my hand off. That’s on the record."
As far as Blumhouse is concerned, the numbers don't lie. It's bit hit this year Get Out was the highest-grossing film for an original screenplay and earned $252 million at the box office. Blumhouse has delivered such horror franchise staples as The Purge, which has spawned a popular film franchise and a television series, Paranormal Activity and Insidious. Blumhouse are also featured players at Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando where their "Blumhouse of Horrors" will take center stage and feature Happy Death Day, Sinister, and The Purge. They'll also be spotlighting the Insidious franchise with a return to the three films and a "living trailer" for the fourth in a unique Insidious-themed experience.
It's clear that Blumhouse stands at the forefront of horror production, meaning Halloween is in good hands. It remains to be seen just what the horror powerhouse will do with the franchise, though. Whatever the circumstances, if there are producers and a collection of creators who could deliver an incredible new story. It's the folks at Blumhouse and its boss, who is so certain of success he's willing to bet he's got a winning hand, no matter what the cost.
Source: The Wrap