The Halloween franchise recently came to its most recent conclusion in 2022’s Halloween Ends. The divisive horror film capped off David Gordon Green’s trilogy which also included 2018’s Halloween and 2021’s Halloween Kills. Now Malek Akkad’s Trancas International Films is reportedly shopping around the film and TV rights to Halloween to get the next project underway.
This was reported via Bloody-Disgusting. They note that the franchise rights are currently part of a bidding war. It’s been described as “massive,” with the publication adding that there are “several different parties interested and vying for the chance to bring Michael Myers back to life.”
Furthermore, “Trancas is open to both film and television projects, and they’re currently taking offers from studios and streamers alike.”
This is certainly good news for fans that are still eager for more Halloween content. Interestingly, it looks like just about anything is possible with the brand going forward:
“Everything is on the table at this time, and it’s ultimately up to Trancas to field pitches and decide what is most appealing to them in the wake of Gordon Green’s sequel trilogy.”
Here’s what they’ve shared as to who’s bidding:
“From what we understand, there is a massive bidding war going on right now for television rights, with several different parties interested and vying for the chance to bring Michael Myers back to life.
We’re hearing exclusively that A24 and Miramax are the two main parties currently in battle for TV rights and that A24 is currently leading the charge.”
It should be noted that Miramax co-owns the film rights and Trancas is the sole owner of all television rights – so Miramax would be a participant in any movie that’s made.
It’s also worth noting that the Halloween franchise already consists of multiple continuities. Obviously this could include a new sequel to the 1978 original. Or, of course, a continuation of any number of storylines from the classic franchise. In fact, one fan-favorite suggestion has been to continue the storylines established in Halloween III: Season of the Witch. It’s very possible we could also get another return from Michael Myers himself.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional franchise news as we have it. Hopefully we’ll have more details soon regarding the Halloween rights. Especially with October and the 45th anniversary of John Carpenter’s original film around the corner. At this point, it’s clear that the final entry in David Gordon Green’s sequel trilogy is far from the end of this beloved slasher franchise.