Trick ‘r Treat writer-director Michael Dougherty announced at a special fan screening on Monday that a sequel to his Halloween anthology cult hit is on the way. However, the project is still in the very early stages. This remains one of the best Halloween movies to watch, trust me.
“It’s funny, because when I first dreamt up the idea of making the first film, I thought, “How neat would it be if we made them a series?” he said. “I’m a firm believer that October should be filled with Halloween movies, or horror movies.”
Currently, there is no script but Legendary Pictures is developing the project with the hopes of going theatrical. Although that was the intended plan for the original in 2007, it wound up being delayed and ultimately went direct-to-DVD in 2009.
“I think we’ll shake it up a little bit. There are different archetypes I’d like to explore, different types of monsters. We covered werewolves, vampires, and zombies, but there’s a whole slew of different creatures out there that we haven’t tackled, and I think Sam would probably be pretty good buddies with. So I think it’s time to let them have their time in the sun,” Dougherty explained.
Unfortunately it will likely be 2015 before we see Trick ‘r Treat 2 hit theaters, maybe later depending on the production schedule.