Blumhouse’s Jason Blum mentioned he needs the upcoming Exorcist remake to encapsulate a brand new tackle the franchise, very similar to the manufacturing of Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.
Talking with Selection, Blum talked about the outcomes he’d prefer to see from the brand new The Exorcist undertaking. “We’re on the point of make it. Hopefully, we are going to do the identical factor with The Exorcist that we did with Halloween — make it in a method that is contemporary and price revisiting. And feels totally different sufficient in order that persons are joyful we did it,” he mentioned.
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As Halloween Ends director David Gordon Inexperienced will transfer on to direct The Exorcist, Blum pointed to Inexperienced’s expertise as the author and director of the Halloween sequel trilogy. “He is excellent at respecting mental property that already exists and placing a brand new spin on it,” the CEO mentioned. He additionally confirmed Halloween Ends would be the ultimate installment of the sequence however hinted the franchise might proceed below a special manufacturing firm sooner or later. “With Halloween, we solely had the rights to a few motion pictures, so we mentioned: Halloween Ends!” he acknowledged. “It ends for Blumhouse, no less than.”
The Halloween Franchise Lives On
Though the Halloween franchise has ended for the manufacturing firm, the CEO is not completed working with the sequence’ creators. Not solely did Blum select Inexperienced for The Exorcist, however he may even reunite with Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis on a brand new undertaking known as The Sticky — an upcoming comedy/thriller tv sequence a couple of maple syrup heist. Curtis will function an govt producer on the sequence. Blum praised Curtis’ functionality in such a job, saying, “She will not be solely an ideal actress however actually understands the enterprise.”
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Blum additionally prompt an finish to the Paranormal Exercise franchise with a blunt assertion about its newest installment. “It has been sufficient already. The final Paranormal Exercise film was horrible,” he mentioned. Blumhouse started its low-budget mannequin of manufacturing with the franchise in 2007 earlier than the corporate established a division known as Haunted Homes. Since 2010, Blumhouse has produced a number of high-grossing horror movies, together with Insidious and Sinister.
Blumhouse has grow to be a pioneer on this planet of horror, producing different types of thrilling leisure, together with Blumhouse of Horrors and their collaboration with Halloween Horror Nights at Common Studios. Whereas nonetheless producing numerous horror movies, together with The Hunt, Joyful Dying Day and Get Out, the model additionally launched Blumhouse Books in 2014, publishing new and authentic horror and thriller novels.
Blumhouse Productions’ subsequent horror movie, Megan, is ready for launch on Jan. 13, 2023.