After setting a writer earlier this year, it appears Blumhouse has locked in a release date for a sequel to 2018's Halloween.
Per Collider, filming on the feature is expected to kick off after Labor Day later this year. Additionally, "multiple sources" indicate that the film is set to be released on October 16, 2020, though his has yet to be official confirmed by Blumhouse. That date, of course, hs been slotted by the studio for some time now and would put the next Halloween film six months out from the release of The Invisible Man.
Jamie Lee Curtis, who has been a part of the iconic slasher franchise since the beginning, is expected to return as Laurie Strode. Joining Curtis are Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, who are expected reprise their roles as Laurie’s daughter and granddaughter so long as deals close for the duo.
Scott Teems (Rectify) reportedly signed on to pen the script for the sequel back in February, taking over writing duties from Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, who worked on the previous film. At the time, it was reported that Teems would develop the script from a treatment he'd written that had gone over well with the studio. However, it now appears David Gordon Green actually ended up writing the script for the sequel, in addition to returning as director.
Directed by David Gordon Green, Halloween starred Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, with Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney sharing the role of Michael Myers. The R-rated feature took in an astounding $255.47 million at the worldwide box office last year on a mere $10 million production budget. Unsurprisingly, while a sequel was never officially announced by Blumhouse, all parties involved seemed eager to continue the long-running franchise, which kicked off back in 1978 with the original Halloween from director John Carpenter.