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WATCH: Halloween sequel in the works as Blumhouse work on shared universe

February 3rd, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like Blumhouse isn’t worried by the seeming dip in loved for the idea of shared universes that Universal’s Dark Universe experienced as he has revealed in a new interview (video at bottom of page).

Jason Blum, the man who’s company is behind franchsies such as  Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Happy Death Day was asked in the interview if he would ever conside the idea of a shared universe made up of his scary worlds, to which he replied: “We would like to do that. We’re thinking about  it. I probably should have – It would have been easier had I thought of it earlier, but we’re thinking of doing it – with some of them, anyway. And it’s something that I’d really like to do.”

It could be an intersting idea, but which franchises would belonf together? We can’t imagine the Happy Death Day movies being part of the bigger world of The Purge, for example.

One movie we know wouldn’t be part of the franchise (em, actually, on second thought, do we know?) is Halloween.

With the most recent instalment of the franchise seeing Jamie-Lee Curtis returning to the world that arguably made her famous and doing so well, no-one will be surprised to know a sequel is on the way: “I’m trying, I’m trying, trying. Not official yet but I’m trying,” Blum says.

No word on what this will mean – will Curtis’ Laurie Strode be back – who knows, but what we do know is what we already knew… there’s no keeping a good monster down.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….