Michael Myers is returning to the big screen later this year and Jason Blum has seen a cut of the new Halloween movie that will usher the famed slasher back into pop culture. Blum's company, Blumhouse Productions, has truly become the marquee name in modern horror and they're the ones responsible for bringing this upcoming Halloween reboot to life, which will be a direct sequel to the original, ignoring every sequel in the franchise. Blum recently revealed that he's seen an early cut of the movie and has shared his praise for it.
Jason Blum is currently making the rounds promoting Blumhouse's latest movie, Truth or Dare. During a recent interview, he was asked about the upcoming Halloween movie, which is directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), who co-wrote the script with his frequent collaborator, Danny McBride. Blum revealed a cut of the movie is complete and says that Green did everything he hoped with the material. Here's what he had to say.
"I feel really good about it, I saw a cut of it two nights ago. I think David did a terrific job. He did everything I hoped he would do which is respect the DNA of the franchise and bring something totally new to it and we're really very very excited for people to see it."
There's no chance that Jason Blum would come out and trash talk this movie no matter what that cut looked like. But still, considering that the franchise has been dormant since 2009 and taking into account that we haven't arguably had a good entry since Halloween: H20 twenty years ago, this is good to hear. Blum is an avid fan of Halloween and also discussed one of the cool moments he got to enjoy while the movie was filming.
"The most fun I had with [Carpenter] is I brought him to the set, and I was on the set with him and Jamie Lee Curtis, and boy that was pretty special, pretty amazing. It was a proper reunion."
Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode for the first time since her character was killed off unceremoniously in Halloween: Resurrection. John Carpenter, though not directing, is heavily involved. He's on board as an executive producer and will compose the soundtrack for the new movie as well.
The new Halloween movie is set to arrive in theaters on October 19, just in time for the annual holiday for which the franchise is named after. With a cut of the movie complete, it's not difficult to imagine we could be seeing a teaser trailer in the near future, but it's also reasonable to think that they may keep this thing a mystery for as long as possible. But if Jason Blum's reaction is at least somewhat genuine and not just him being a company man, we could be in for the first good Michael Myers movie in a very long time. This news comes to us courtesy of Digital Spy.