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Arkansas native, producer discusses his upcoming 'Halloween' sequels
Posted Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 10:28 AM
Little Rock native David Gordon Green talks with actress Jamie Lee Curtis on the set of "Halloween" (2018).
LOS ANGELES — Michael Myers begins the road back to Haddonfield this fall. Blumhouse reveals that "Halloween Kills" (2020) and "Halloween Ends" (2021) both begin shooting later this year.
“We start in September with a breather between," Blumhouse told Collider. "But they’ll be out in two consecutive years, in 2020 and 2021. You get a breather this year, and then, for the next two years, it’s gonna be crazy.”
"Halloween" writer Danny McBride discussed the complete story arc conceived for the 2018 film which continues in the upcoming sequels.
“That was our plan," McBride said. "Relaunching it for just one, we wanted it to have a bigger story. We were originally going to even shoot them back to back, but as soon as we got it up and running, we took a look at ourselves and were like, ‘You know what? We should make sure we can do one of them good, before we bite off trying to do three of them.’"
"So, we just put all of our efforts into trying to make the first one land," McBride continued. "There was talk, right away, of us doing more of these. We just needed to get everybody aligned and see if everybody was down with the vision. Luckily, everyone is.”
Executive producer David Gordon Green — a native of Little Rock — knew there was enough material to support future sequels of "Halloween."
“We had ambitions of doing two, with some big ideas, and then decided that we should see if anybody liked one at a time. And if they liked the other one, then maybe we’d build on it," Green said. "And then, when that was successful, our additional ideas that weren’t integrated into that first one developed into two. We’ve written them, and we’re ready to go.”
McBride revealed that Blumhouse's "Halloween" isn't trying to reinvent the franchise with their version of John Carpenter's 1978 invention.
“It’s just a continuation of it," McBride said. "It’s telling the story, moving forward. It’s not another reinvention, or anything like that. It’s this world that we’ve established, and then it continues beyond the events of the first one.”
Green discussed the iconic nature of "Halloween's" immortal antagonist Michael Myers even comparing him to a very famous Universal Monster.
“They’re never done telling the Frankenstein story, and at this point, Michael Myers is a classic movie monster," McBride said. "But our Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode/Michael Myers saga will be done. The fun of it is also seeing it end and knowing that it can. If you just keep trying to elongate it and milk it for all of the money, then that’s boring.”
Octobers 2020 and 2021 promise the menace of Michael Myers to once more provide major box office returns for Blumhouse.