Blumhouse would be interested in resurrecting other famous horror franchises following their new take on Halloween. Blumhouse has emerged over the last decade as the go-to studio for quality horror and genre movies. They specialize in finding unique, high-concept ideas like The Purge or Get Out and then producing them on low budgets. This practically guarantees the movie should at least make back its budget, but if the movies hit big then the filmmakers and studio reap the financial rewards.
Fans were delighted when it was announced the new Halloween would be handled by Blumhouse, following years of mediocre sequels and reboots from Dimension. The new Halloween will act as a direct sequel to the original movie only and brings back Jamie Lee Curtis for a final showdown with Michael Myers. Creator John Carpenter also returned to executive produce and compose the soundtrack. Blumhouse has done a great job hyping and promoting the movie prior to release to, including the excellent first trailer.
With Halloween’s release imminent, horror fans are hoping Blumhouse will take on some other famous horror franchises in the future. During a recent Q&A session on his Twitter profile, producer Jason Blum revealed the production company is very interested in seeking other more famous properties.
In follow-up questions, franchises like A Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday The 13th were namedropped.
Blum has mentioned wanting to reboot Friday The 13th in the past, but while that particular franchise is stuck in a messy copyright lawsuit, that’s unlikely to happen in the near future. Blumhouse appears to have really nailed the tone of the new Halloween, so it would be very interesting to see what would happen if they relaunched other icons like Freddy Krueger or Pinhead. It wouldn’t be a shocking development if they gained the rights to other horror series following Halloween’s release.
Blum also mentioned an interest in gaining the remake rights to horror movies like Christine and The Serpent And The Rainbow, and that he’d love to do a take on Universal’s currently stalled Dark Universe. In the meantime, Blumhouse is busy with their own franchises; they’re working on a TV show version of The Purge and sequels to Happy Death Day and Unbreakable/Split sequel Glass. It's also likely Halloween will receive a sequel if the new movie performs well.
Source: Jason Blum
- Halloween (2018) release date: Oct 19, 2018