One of the most anticipated horror movie sequels currently moving forward would be the upcoming Halloween from filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, which marks the return of Jamie Lee Curtis to the franchise. Unfortunately, the production may have hit a snag with Bloody Disgusting reporting that the production won't begin filming until January, despite the official announcements saying it would have begun shooting in October.
The outlet hypothesizes that one delay in shooting could be that, with Jamie Lee Curtis being the only actress officially signed on, casting hasn't been finalized and hopefully that can be resolved by January. Judy Greer has reportedly been in talks to play the daughter of Curtis' character, but that has yet to be finalized. It's also possible, however, that given the number of different individuals involved in the production who have a stake in the final product, Blumhouse is having trouble getting everyone to agree on the best way for the saga to continue.
The news might be a disappointment to some fans, but shooting being delayed doesn't necessarily mean that there will be a delay in the film's release. In fact, Jason Blum claimed to The Wrap earlier this year that if the film didn't hit theaters on October 19, “You can kill me. You can behead me. You can chop my hand off, the prince of horror, you can cut my hand off. That’s on the record."
Another reason to believe the film is assuredly moving forward is that co-writer McBride has enough confidence in the script they created that it even convinced Curtis to return to the franchise after nearly a two-decade absence.
"I think everyone was kind of on the mindset of it’d be a grab to get her, but no one really knew if we would be able to," McBride shared with Yahoo!. "So Dave and I just busted our ass on this script to really make that Laurie Strode character something she wouldn’t be able to say no to. When we finished the script, we sent it to her, and she said she was in. So we just flipped out. We were over the moon about her involvement."
Stay tuned for updates on the untitled Halloween sequel, slated to hit theaters on October 19, 2018.
[H/T Bloody Disgusting]