Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum has recently said in an interview with Moviefone that if it was up to him he’d make 10 more Halloween sequels. The problem is, right now he doesn’t even have the rights to make even one more.
He described the situation after being asked about rumors that the production crew was filming two Halloween sequels simultaneously. According to the interview:
Well, we had talked about it but right now we’re not shooting any “Halloween” movies right now because we don’t have deal rights to the sequels. But I certainly hope to make 10 more but I’ll start with one more.
Halloween may just be joining the Friday the 13th franchise, frozen in ice for now. And depending on how you felt about the latest Halloween sequel, this is either excellent or horrible news.
All I am comfortable with adding is that 10 more films in a franchise already beaten to death is a little much. Let’s finally resolve Laurie Strode’s story before setting our goals too lofty, okay friends?
Blum also added that with all of the reboots his company is in charge of, it must fit a certain criteria to warrant its creation. The criteria is simple – passion.
It has to touch someone, emotionally, at the company. “Halloween” really touched Ryan Turek. He was really passionate about it. He had a really clear idea of what fans would want to see in the 11th “Halloween” movie and what they wouldn’t want to see. And that passion drove our decision to do it. So that’s what we need.
Maybe there will be enough passion to drive the series forward eventually. For now, there doesn’t seem to be anything being realized in the foreseeable future unless the rights are secured.