Until now, things were looking promising for the upcoming reboot of Halloween. But as it turns out, the production is off to a pretty shaky start and the project has actually regressed since we last reported on it. We have just learned that the team at Blumhouse does not have a director or concept lined up.
Blum told Cinemablend “We haven’t landed on a filmmaker, and we haven’t landed on an approach,” Blum told the outlet. “We thought we had a filmmaker and an approach, and we don’t. We’re talking to a handful of people about it — all of them have different ideas. I don’t believe in coming up with an idea and telling a filmmaker what to do. So we have three to five different people we’re talking with, and all of them have a different idea about what it should be. And we haven’t landed on a group, and as a result we haven’t landed on an idea.”
As we previously reported, Blumhouse, Miramax, and Trancas International Films are partnering to produce the next installment in the Halloween franchise. This news was originally reported following the news that Dimension has lost the rights to the series.
What we know so far is that John Carpenter is on board to not only executive produce but also to score the upcoming latest installment.
Prior to losing the rights, Dimension was in development in a new Halloween film with Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. Halloween 3D was reportedly set to pick up after the events of the second film and would not tie in to Rob Zombie’s reboots. It’s unclear where this new incarnation will take the action but we will keep you apprised as we learn more.
Make sure to stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more updates as they are announced