When is an ending not really an ending?
Halloween Ends–slated to hit theaters Oct. 14–has been billed (appropriately enough) as the final installment in the long-running and much-loved horror franchise. But, if you read between the lines with Blumhouse head honcho Jason Blum, never say never.
While Blum–during a recent interview with screenrant.com–acknowledged that Halloween Ends is the last franchise entry Blumhouse has the rights to, the door may still be open just a bit for future movies.
When asked about the fate of the franchise, Blum said, “I didn’t say (Halloween Ends) is gonna be the last Halloween movie. It’s our last Halloween movie. We have no more rights to make any more Halloween, so it goes back to (producer) Malek Akkad.”
As for any plans Akkad may have to continue the iconic series, Blum was understandably enigmatic. “What he does, only he knows,” he said. “But we are done. This is our last one, and I think people will be very happy.”
Speculation is already running wild about how Halloween Ends will wrap up the decades-long battle between Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode and Michael Myers that began in John Carpenter’s classic 1978 Halloween. Will Laurie finally triumph? Will either survive? The answers are just four months away.
Halloween Ends–directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier–stars Curtis, James Jude Courtney, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Kyle Richards, Omar Dorsey and Michael O’Leary.
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