After crafting a well-liked treatment, Scott Teems is in talks to write the sequel to David Gordon Green‘s ‘Halloween.’
Collider provided the report, while also stating Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak are all expecting to return. The trio played the Strode family in the previous installment. Producer Jason Blum and distributor Universal are also expecting to come back for the project.
Further, Miramax’s Bill Block and longtime franchise producer Malek Akkad will also produce. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will most likely end up retaining their executive producer credits alongside Curtis and original ‘Halloween’ director John Carpenter.
It is unclear if David Gordon Green will return to direct. Green and McBride in particular seem very confident on the direction they want to take the franchise, so it would be highly beneficial if they reteam for the film.
Green, also with Collider, gave a peek into what he has in store for a potential sequel: (Spoiler alert for the first film.)
Collider: “Did you make the decision not to kill the boyfriend for a reason?”
Green: “Yeah. There’s some ideas for him for later.”
Teems currently has a deal to only write the film, despite being a director as well. He has already worked with Blumhouse before, with projects that are in development. Teems wrote the remake of Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’ for director Fatih Akin (‘Goodbye Berlin,’ ‘In the Fade’). Additionally, he adapted another King-based film: ‘The Breathing Method’ for director Scott Derrickson (‘Sinister,’ ‘Doctor Strange’).
Teems’ television credits include the positions of producer, writer, and director on the now-concluded drama ‘Rectify.’
There’s no clear timetable for the Halloween sequel, but Blumhouse is slated to release an untitled film on October 18, 2019.
However, that slot could go to David Koepp‘s ‘You Should Have Left’ starring Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried. Their other film is the recent Sundance entry ‘Sweetheart’ starring Kiersey Clemons.
Although, it would make sense for the film to get into production soon, and ready that October date. This is the same weekend of the previous film, which lead to a massive box office success. If not, October 16, 2020 could be used instead.