Halloween Ends wasn’t the end for the Halloween franchise, as Miramax is taking bids from studios and streamers for a new installment
UPDATE: Bloody Disgusting has edited their article to reflect the fact that it’s actually Malek Akkad’s Trancas International Films that is shopping the Halloween rights around Hollywood. Trancas is the sole owner of the franchise’s television rights, while Miramax co-owns the film rights with them. Trancas is looking to get a Halloween TV series set up, and Miramax and A24 (which already has a Friday the 13th series called Crystal Lake in development) are currently in a bidding war over the rights to make the show.
The original article follows:
You didn’t really think Halloween Ends would be the final chapter in the Halloween franchise, did you? Jamie Lee Curtis may be finished coming back to play original heroine Laurie Strode for repeated confrontations with masked slasher Michael Myers, but we definitely haven’t seen the last of Myers himself. Eleven months after Halloween Ends was released, our friends at Bloody Disgusting report that the rights holders at Miramax are “actively shopping the rights to the Halloween franchise around Hollywood.”
According to the report, “From what we understand, there is a massive bidding war going on right now, with several different parties interested and vying for the chance to bring Michael Myers back to life. Bloody Disgusting’s sources have also indicated that Miramax is open to both film and television projects, and they’re currently taking offers from studios and streamers alike. Everything is on the table at this time, and it’s ultimately up to Miramax to field pitches and decide what is most appealing to them…“
The last three Halloween sequels were Blumhouse productions that were directed by David Gordon Green, but Blumhouse and Green are both done with the franchise after making those three contributions. Halloween Ends brought their Halloween days to a very divisive conclusion. Scripted by Green, Paul Brad Logan, Chris Bernier, and Danny McBride, the film had the following synopsis: The most acclaimed and revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers. Michael hasn’t been seen for four years after the events of Halloween Kills. Laurie lives with her granddaughter Allyson and has chosen to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. When a young man is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, a cascade of violence and terror is ignited with a final confrontation between Laurie and Michael unlike any ever captured on screen. Only one of them will survive.
Are you glad to hear that Miramax is looking to continue the Halloween franchise? What would you like to see next from the Michael Myers saga? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is my favorite of the sequels and I was very disappointed with how the Jamie Lloyd character was treated in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, so I would love to see a sequel that picks up with Jamie (played by Danielle Harris) decades after the events of 4 and 5… but I don’t know how likely that is to happen.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/halloween-continues/