Michael Myers is heading back to the silver screen.
Recent reports suggest that Blumhouse Productions have green-lit a developmental script for the sequel to 2018’s Halloween and that principal photography is all set to commence in the months of Autumn this year.
Given that its the franchise that crowned her ‘The Scream Queen,’ Jamie Lee Curtis will almost certainly return as Laurie Strode, with actresses Judy Greer and Andi Matichak too expected to reprise their roles as Laurie’s daughters, Karen and Allyson, respectively.
Actor Danny McBride co-wrote, and executive produced the 2018 release and will remain attached to the upcoming project on behalf of distributors Universal Pictures, while John Carpenter, director of the 1978 film, will return to compose an original score alongside his son Cody and possibly even produce the sequel.
Written and directed by David Gordon Green, last year’s Halloween proved to be the 21st century’s greatest slasher success, raking in more than 255 million dollars at the box-office and was widely regarded by critics as the best film of the franchise since the very first one released back in 1978.
Set more than forty years after the original film, it followed a much older Laurie Strode, as her decades of preparation to combat Myers if ever he returned to terrorize the town of Haddonfield finally come to fruition and they come to face one another yet again.
Halloween 2 will presumably keep in line with the release trajectory of its predecessor and debut at next year’s Toronto International Film Festival in September and is subsequently set to receive a full release on October 16th, 2020.