Fans of Slashers are well aware of the franchise following one of the most ruthless killers in cinematic history. The movie series started with John Carpenter’s 1978 movie and has continued for several decades. The last Halloween season marked the release of the last film in the franchise, Halloween Ends. Directed by David Gordon Green, it was the final movie under Gordon Green’s trilogy featuring Oscar-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
The movie grossed $105 million, recording the lowest-grossing amount in the trilogy. Produced by Blumhouse Productions, the film was released under a pact between Universal Pictures and Miramax. And the latter is reportedly shopping the rights for the franchise.
Miramax Reportedly Puts Halloween’s Rights in the Market
Halloween is not only one of the most popular but also one of the longest-running franchises in Hollywood. The movie series could move ahead with several more projects, as according to Bloody Disgusting, the rights to the slasher media franchise are back in the market.
The report claims that Miramax, which withholds the rights of the franchise, is actively shopping them in the film industry. It also states that it has caused a bidding war in Hollywood, as many are looking forward to bringing the franchise back to life.
The production company is reportedly considering both television projects and film. Keeping this into consideration, Miramax is looking at the offers from both studios and streaming platforms. And it would be a first for the decades-long franchise if it gets acquired for a TV show.
What Could Be Next For the Halloween Franchise?
The last film in the franchise and David Gordon Green’s trilogy, Halloween Ends, was claimed to be the conclusion of the years-long saga. Halloween Ends is considered to be a conclusion to Jamie Lee Curtis’ character, Laurie Strode’s story.
Over the years, the lead antagonist of the series, Michael Myers, has been portrayed by a range of actors. It is also assumed that if a streaming platform acquires the rights for the franchise, it could develop it as a prequel miniseries following the horrifying killer, Michael Myers, and explore more new things about the character.
The Halloween franchise is available on Prime Video.
Source: Bloody Disgusting