Blumhouse founder and producer Jason Blum took to Twitter yesterday to answer fan questions. The AMA covered about everything from the new Halloween to what horror franchises he’d like to adapt. In particular, Blum has his eye on Friday the 13th, though he hasn’t acquired rights yet. Blumhouse has supported recent successes such as Get Out (2017), Sharp Objects (2018), and Truth or Dare (2018), Upgrade (2018). Blumhouse is essentially behind the majority of the mainstream horror releases.
Blum talked quite a bit about the new Halloween coming this fall, from how scary it’ll be to Jamie Lee Curtis’s badassery.nofs
Blum also said that John Carpenter has been very supportive of the latest film, which is promising.
There’s no talks of a Halloween sequel yet. But Blum said hopefully it’ll perform well enough in the box office (and with audiences) to warrant another installment of the iconic franchise.
Besides talking horror, Blum told a funny anecdote about how he got started in the film industry.
Blum even offered a few words of wisdom to his younger self and young filmmakers.
Will Blum ever direct or write a film? To put it bluntly.
Head to Jason Blum’s Twitter feed for more from his fan Q&A.
The new Halloween film premieres this September at the Toronto International Film Festival. Then it hits theaters October 19th, just in time for Halloween. David Gordon Green (Stronger) directed the film with a script from Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, and himself. It picks up 40 years after John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher classic, Halloween. In the film, original Final Girl Laurie Strode (Curtis) must face down masked killer Michael Myers one last time.