Jason Blum Swears on His Hand ‘Halloween’ Will Be Out Next October: ‘You Can Chop My Hand Off’

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are scripting the film

You might say Blumhouse Productions CEO Jason Blum is a hands-on leader: Blum is so certain the new “Halloween” reboot will be in theaters by next October, he’s willing to bet an appendage on it.

“You can kill me. You can behead me. You can chop my hand off, the prince of horror, you can cut my hand off. That’s on the record,” he told TheWrap.
(No, he didn’t dub himself the Prince of Horror — when TheWrap jokingly bestowed him the title King of Horror, he said it belonged to Stephen King. So we agreed to settle on calling Blumhouse — whose studio released the recent hit “Get Out” — the Prince of Horror.)
Blumhouse spoke Monday during a tour of the Universal Studios’ Hollywood theme park’s “Horrors of Blumhouse” attraction. It will be part of the park’s Halloween Horror Nights.

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are scripting the film, due on Oct. 19, 2018, and Green is directing. John Carpenter, master of the original 1978 “Halloween,” is executive producing.

The “Halloween” remake arrives during a renaissance for horror, fueled not only by “Get Out” but by the record-breaking debut this past weekend of “It,” the film adaptation of King’s novel that also spawned a 1990 TV miniseries.