It has been less than a year since David Gordon Green concluded his Halloween reboot trilogy with Halloween Ends.
Perhaps one of the most divisive entries in the 45-year-old franchise, Ends polarised fans with some bold story choices and didn’t make the intended “killing” at the box-office.
Whilst the film still crossed the coveted $100 million mark, it was a considerably weaker showing than Halloween Kills’ $131 million and jarringly lower than the record-breaking $252 million haul of 2018’s Halloween.
However, word now reaches us that despite such little time passing, and regardless of the lukewarm response to its “final” chapter, the Halloween franchise might be preparing to take its next step forward.
News began spreading rapidly through Halloween fan communities that chief Halloween rights holder Malek Akkad was fielding “several pitches” for the series’ next chapter and that a television series is “definitely on the table.”
Furthermore, it has been confirmed that Blumhouse and Universal are “out,” having fulfilled their initial three-picture deal and expressing no desire to produce further Halloween instalments. This could be due to the lukewarm critical and financial reception of Halloween Ends.
So, if Akkad is once again taking the reins, how long will it be before we see another variation on the Michael Myers mythos? It is unlikely the series will be dormant for very long given the $400 million haul of the last three films, but it will take some time for the series to find a new distributor/co-financier. Whether this will be a film studio or a television network, we’ll just have to wait and see.
It looks as though The Shape will definitely stalk again, and we’ll be waiting eagerly for any further updates.