By Fowl Owlerson
Disclaimer: Unless where otherwise noted, the following is rumor and speculation, and should not be regarded as fact unless confirmed by the companies mentioned.
It was initially speculation, but now I’ve received word from two sources that a maze based on Blumhouse’s “Halloween” (2018) will be featured at Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando and Hollywood. The film is scheduled to be distributed by Universal Pictures on Oct. 19, and its a natural choice for a haunted house, given the event’s history of mazes including the original Halloween 1 and 2.
Blumhouse’s “Halloween” has been described as a “re-imagining” of the ending of Halloween 1 while being a direct continuation of the story between Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and The Shape/Myers (Nick Castle). The script was written by Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, based on the original film co-written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Filming for Blumhouse’s Halloween wrapped last year, directed by Green and the project is deep in post-production. Fradley, McBride and Green all worked together previously on HBO’s “Vice Principals” and their pitch was good enough to entice the original director and co-writer of Halloween, John Carpenter, to return to filmmaking. Carpenter is said to be composing the music for this new Halloween movie.
The synopsis from the film’s official website is as follows: “Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
The maze for Blumhouse’s Halloween is rumored to feature the new mask – as seen in the teaser poster released by Universal Pictures. We can expect scareactors cast as Myers, as well as Laurie Strode. Universal’s Art and Design will presumably have access to the movie and draw from the sounds and visuals directly, and of course, include key scenes from the film. The teaser trailer for Blumhouse’s “Halloween” is debuting this Friday. I’d expect a proper announcement for the maze to happen around the same time.
• Fowl Owlerson has been attending theme parks since he was a little owlet. When he’s not filtering through the latest murmurings around the industry, he can be found writing, reading, and snacking on the occasional rodent. Follow him on Twitter @fowlowlerson for the latest rumors, and drop an anonymous letter to him at email@example.com or via direct message on Twitter.