Happy #MichaelMyersMonday, everybody! Things are heating up regarding Blumhouse’s Halloween sequel, as behind the scenes movement on the project is definitely happening, with a new rumor today suggesting that David Gordon Green could return to direct two sequels back to back.
As we reported last week, the Halloween sequel will relocate production from Charleston, South Carolina, where the 2018 Halloween was shot, to Wilmington, North Carolina, with filming to begin soon.
We also recently relayed a report that Blumhouse’s Halloween sequel is shaping up to start shooting after Labor Day, with Universal planning to release it on October 16, 2020.
Now, today (7/8) Bloody-Disgusting has a source who says not only is Green likely to return to the director’s chair, but that he will helm the next two Halloween films, to be shot back to back. But the craziest part of this rumor is that BD’s source suggests that both new sequels could be released in the same month.
Our own separate sources have confirmed that the apparent movement on this project is real, though nothing has been officially announced. Today’s “rumor” from BD is somewhat backed up by the Wilmington-based Keep NC Film page, who say they too have heard a rumor about back to back shooting of two sequels.
Regarding the filming location, a source at the North Carolina Film Office could not comment on any potential projects, but did tell Halloween Daily News via email that there has been an uptick in interest from productions and the film office anticipates making some announcements soon.
All of this comes after Nick Castle tweeted a fan-made poster with Michael Myers’ blurred mask and simple red “2” in the corner this past Saturday, which of course sent many of us into a frenzy of excitement over what it may mean. And while it’s possible it means nothing, Castle added fuel to the speculation engine when he next tweeted that he would disclose “what Mr. Carpenter just told me” at his upcoming convention appearance this weekend at the Fanboy Expo in Knoxville.
Malek Akkad will produce alongside Jason Blum and Bill Block, with Danny McBride likely return as an executive producer alongside Green, Curtis, original Halloween director John Carpenter, and Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson, among others.
Stay tuned as we continue to dig for more information/confirmation on all of this!
— Nick Castle OG Shape (@ncastlez) July 6, 2019
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