Blumhouse to Shoot Feature on Universal Lot Despite Shutdown

by Mark McCurley

This time it’s a rebel with a cause, according to The Hollywood Reporter Jason Blum’s studio Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures are safely and carefully getting back to work with a small film crew looking to create a $6.5 million project on the studio’s lot.

Precautionary measures the staff are taking include cast and crew living in a hotel that is close to the set and many sanitation protocols as well.

The studio is going in without insurance coverage that would normally work for when a production gets shutdown due an outbreak of illness related a pandemic, in this case it is the coronavirus.

Famous for their series of successful micro-budget films, Blumhouse Productions has an opportunity during a time when many blockbuster features have indefinitely shutdown production, in that they can work with a limited amount of time and resources to create a full-length feature.

According to the article the project has yet to be given a green light from the city as as well as public-health officials. However, the creators are putting safety first and want to make sure their ducks are in a row before starting.

Details surrounding the project are sparse right now in terms of the story line and casting as the crew is working remotely to coordinate pre-production.

Blumhouse and Universal’s upcoming release of Halloween Kills is on track for an October 16 release this fall.

Check back soon for details more on Blumhouse’s upcoming project.

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