Originality is not the word that has best characterized Hollywood for years. Under the leadership of producer Jason Blum, the legendary Michael Myers returns to the cinema with a new trilogy initiated by the film “Halloween”. The adventure is even likely to extend further after “Halloween Ends.”
Halloween : Michael Myers is not done with Laurie
Despite the fact that a plethora of episodes came out after the first Halloween by John Carpenter, we very rarely got our money’s worth. It is for us Rob Zombie who proposed the best complements to the masterpiece of 1978. Except that before that, we saw Michael Myers come back many times. In the company of director David Gordon Green, the clever Jason Blum has relaunched the franchise by choosing to register in the continuity of the original, while doing this on purpose to skip what came out later. A direct extension, therefore, which revives the rivalry between the monolithic killer and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis).
This Halloween released in 2018 then became the starting point for a trilogy. It will continue this year, from 20 october, with Halloween kills. Then, next year, the conclusion Halloween Ends should complete the duel between Laurie and the boogeyman. Unless other films see the light of day! A case to be taken into account seriously. Jason Blum is a regular at sequels when something works. Even the industry, in general, is pulling the rope when financial success is on the cards.
More rab after the trilogy?
Unsurprisingly, the producer confessed thathe was not against the idea of continuing with Michael Myers after Halloween Ends. It is near ComicBook.com that he evoked this still very hypothetical future:
We have an arrangement for three films. We have a marriage with Michael Myers for three films. I would love to go further. If Malek wants us I’d love to expand that, but we’re very busy making sure the third movie is spectacular because that’s our job right now and if we can take it even further that would be exciting. . But there’s no plan right now for us to get involved after this third movie.
You have to know little about the movie industry to think that another movie can’t come after Halloween Ends. Especially if successful – which it should be. But what good idea could justify the approach? If Michael is defeated at the end of the trilogy, will we still have to witness a fanciful resurrection? Isn’t this a golden opportunity to finally end his murderous crusade? Still in the same interview, Jason Blum unveils an idea that could make an extension interesting:
I think there are so many other ways to explore this franchise. I mean, there’s always an interest in exploring a new Blood of the Wizard.
I think after that number of films we have to look for other places, just to be a little more creative, right?
Difficult to prove him wrong on this point. Despite his status as a producer who likes to expand his successes, he also knows that viewers should not be taken for fools. We remember he was saying lately about the next one Paranormal Activity that he had encouraged the team to reinvent itself so as not to go around in circles.
The fact that he quotes the very particular Halloween 3 makes sense. This episode is special in the saga because he is radically detached from Michael Myers to come up with a crazy story with Halloween masks and a company with shady intentions. The feature film owes its place in the saga only to its title. If Jason Blum decided to take a similar path, without the killer, we would be in the same configuration. So, what’s the point of getting attached to the franchise at all costs?