With the new “Halloween” scoring strong reviews, a stellar $76 million domestic opening last weekend and a likely second weekend in the top spot with a further $32 million estimated, it comes as little surprise that talk of another potential film in the franchise has been swirling for the past few days.
First up, co-writer Danny McBride tells Deadline he’s in the process of coming up with an idea: “We definitely have ideas of what we would do. [We] have thoughts and ideas of what we could possibly do. We hadn’t invested a ton of time on them, but now we’re being asked to figure it out. There are definitely talks on whether we will do more of them and we’re just trying to see what best makes sense.”
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis tells Empire Australia that she’s up for coming back but on one condition: “If David Gordon Green called me up and said let’s do another Halloween, I would do another Halloween…because he did such a beautiful job creating this movie.”
Producer Jason Blum tells The Wrap he’s keen to get to work on a follow-up: “It’s hard to make a great movie, period, and I always say, make a great movie first and we’ll figure out a franchise after. Of course we would want to make a sequel, in fact, we’re dying to make a sequel . . . there are a lot of people that have to be in the same mindset as us. Nothing’s been set in stone, but we’re certainly going to try.”
“Halloween” is now out in cinemas worldwide.