Last September, Jason Blum promised his Blumhouse Productions would deliver Halloween 2018 in time for the original’s 40th anniversary in October. In fact, he swore it will happen, even offering personal dismemberment if he failed to meet this goal: Blum: “[If Halloween doesn’t hit theaters next October] you can kill me. You can behead me. You can chop my hand off; you can cut my hand off. That’s on the record.”
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Of course, when Blum made his promise, the plan was to put Halloween 2018 before the cameras in October—but that didn’t happen. Delays are most likely due to behind the scenes maneuvers necessary to retain Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer. Proof that the production hasn’t even started yet came via the South Carolina newspaper The Island Packet which put out a call for extras; the casting call states filming will commence in January.
So far, we have not been told to expect a delay, meaning fans can still be cautiously optimistic that Halloween 2018 will arrive in US Theaters on October 19th.
I wonder if Blum is nervous about losing a hand?
Here’s what we know about Halloween 2018, directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride, so far:
Per Dread Central:
“It’s not a reboot; it’s not gonna be a rehash,” said McBride. “It’s a continuation of Michael Myers – where we’re choosing to continue it from, you’ll have to see when the movie comes out. I’d already seen all these movies, but I’ve really been studying them now and just thinking about all the people that have been hired to make a Michael Myers movie. Just trying to avoid any mistakes that those people might’ve made. The first Halloween is scary as shit. And the second Halloween is scary, but not as scary. And then from there, it isn’t as scary. And I really think that what happens with it is that he basically becomes Frankenstein. No matter what anyone hits him with, he’s not gonna die. There’s no suspense.”
“We’re just trying to play with that. Make him real. Not make him real by giving him some crazy backstory either. Just getting back to the basics. Even the moment that they made Laurie and Michael Myers siblings – it also makes it not quite as scary. So all that kind of stuff to us… those are the things that took an amazing idea and took it somewhere it wasn’t quite as effective.”