Halloween proved to be a successful revamp of the classic franchise by becoming a major success at the box office. Now, it appears that Blumhouse is bringing in both classic talent and a new voice for the sequel.
Collider reports that Scott Teems will pen the script for the next entry in the series. The plot will reportedly be based on a well-liked story treatment by the Firestarter scribe. Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride and David Gordon-Green will not return to write the sequel, leaving Teems to take over as screenwriter. It has not been confirmed if David Gordon-Green will return to the director’s seat.
However, it is expected that Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak will reprise their roles from the previous film. The three play Laurie, Karen and Allyson, three generations of the Strode family who got over interpersonal fears and problems to combat Michael Meyers. The last film ended with the three trapping Meyers in a burning building and will presumably pick up with the trio once again forced to combat a determined killer.
Now available on home release, Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, with Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney sharing the role of Michael Myers. The film is executive produced and scored by John Carpenter.