A sequel for David Gordon Green's Halloween hasn't been officially greenlit yet, but producer Jason Blum is trying to make it a reality. After nearly a decade away from the big screen, Michael Myers slashed his way back into theaters last October and dominated the box office. Looking to start fresh, the film ignores the previous entries in favor of creating a new timeline that sets the story 40 years after the events of the original 1978 classic.
Set 40 years after the events of the original, Halloween follows a traumatized Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), who has been preparing for Michael to return ever since their last encounter. Bringing back Curtis, Nick Castle (who played Michael in the original and returns for a few scenes), and John Carpenter, who co-composed the new film and served as both executive producer and creative consultant, the film became yet another success for Blumhouse Productions. Now, while Blum stated a sequel would happen if Halloween performed well at the box office, an official announcement has yet to come.
During an interview with CinePop, Blum stated that although a Halloween sequel isn't official, he is trying to make it happen. Blum opened up about upcoming projects from his production company Blumhouse, which eventually led to discussions about a follow-up to Halloween. In the past, Blum has expressed interest in furthering the series beyond last year's movie, and when asked about a potential sequel, Blum said, "I'm trying, I'm trying, I'm trying. Not official yet, but I'm trying."
Danny McBride, who co-wrote the script with Green, did state that talks of a sequel were underway, but nothing further followed. In fact, Curtis admitted that she hadn't heard a word regarding a sequel for Green's film, but she has expressed interest in returning under the right circumstances. Luckily, Blum's comments should set fans who can't wait to revisit Haddonfield at ease. The Halloween franchise has always had a considerable gap between each entry, but Blumhouse franchises tend to release sequels fairly close to their predecessors, so, since Halloween was a massive box office success, it's likely that fans should expect to see Michael back on the big screen sooner rather than later.
Though there isn't much to go off in terms of how far Blum has gotten in his efforts to get a sequel off the ground, an official announcement is bound to go public soon - especially if Blumhouse plans to release the sequel by October 2019 (which might be a stretch at this point in time). Yearly or bi-yearly releases have been common practice for Blumhouse films like Paranormal Activity and The Purge, so Halloween may well follow suit.