That's a wrap! Blumhouse Productions and director David Gordon Green have officially wrapped filming on their upcoming Halloween sequel, which is set to arrive in theaters this October, just in time for the holiday for which the franchise is named after. Green and the production team made quick work of it, as the new Halloween movie began production in mid-January, meaning that they shot the entire movie in just over five weeks. Then again, that does seem to fit into the Blumhouse model.
Producer Ryan Turek, who serves as Blumhouse's VP of Feature Film Development, confirmed the news of Halloween's production wrap on Twitter. He simply said, "That's a wrap," followed by a knife emoji and a pumpkin emoji. Simple, yet effective. This should give the team plenty of time to finish the movie in post-production, even with the October 19 release date just six months away. But Jason Blum has promised that the movie will make that release date, as he was willing to stake his life on it.
"You can kill me. You can behead me. You can chop my hand off, the prince of horror, you can cut my hand off. That's on the record."
Blumhouse head Jason Blum has had a lot of success producing micro-budget horror movies that are shot efficiently. They don't hit every time, but for every bad movie you get, there's also a Get Out or a Split, so the benefits far outweigh the cost of your occasional bad horror flick. This is the studio's first foray into rebooting a classic horror franchise. Granted, this new Halloween movie will serve as a direct sequel to John Carpenter's original movie, so it's technically not a full-on reboot. But it's ignoring every single sequel and is stepping back from Rob Zombie's Halloween movies, so this qualifies as a reboot in many ways.
The movie was co-written by director David Gordon Green, along with his frequent collaborator Danny McBride. The two are primarily known for their comedy exploits, having worked on movies like Pineapple Express together, but their pitch won over franchise creator John Carpenter. Speaking of Carpenter, he's on board as an executive producer and will score the new Halloween movie. Not only that, but Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode and Nick Castle, the original "Shape" actor who played Michael Myers in the first movie, is back for the sequel as well. All of the ingredients for a proper Halloween movie are in place.
With production now wrapped, it's quite possible we could be seeing a teaser trailer for the Halloween sequel in the near future. As for when exactly that could arrive? It's anyone's guess at this point, but Blumhouse could just wind up surprising us with it one of these days, so that's something to look out for. Will this be the Halloween movie we've all been waiting years to see? Fingers are firmly crossed. You can check out producer Ryan Turek's Twitter post for yourself below.
That’s a wrap! 🔪🎃— Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek) February 19, 2018