Blumhouse to Shoot Feature on Universal Lot Despite Shutdown

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.

Mark McCurley
Since Mark was four years old he has always loved the horror genre, even when his mother would be a good parent and not let him watch such films. It was when he would sneak into the Horror section at the video store called Tommy K's that he would see all of the VHS covers of classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. During his time as a journalism major and news staff writer at Southern CT State University, he had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren before a seminar in 2009 at the Lyman Center on campus.

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