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LEADING PRODUCER OF HORROR JASON BLUM TO VISIT AUSTRALIA FOR HALLOWEEN
In a time where horror is making a resurgence at the box office – Universal Pictures is thrilled to bring Jason Blum, one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories to Australia to discuss his Blumhouse brand and upcoming productions, including Halloween, it was announced today.
Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, is a two-time Academy Award®-nominated and two-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer. His multi-media company is known for pioneering a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films.
Blumhouse’s model began with the original Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000 and grossed close to $200 million worldwide, making it the most profitable film in Hollywood history. From there, Blumhouse has continued to produce box office smashes, such as Insidious, Ouija, Get Out, Split, Happy Death Day and films in The Purge franchise, hits have grossed a staggering total of $3.6 Billion globally.
Jason’s next project is Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s Halloween, which sees Jamie Lee Curtis return 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 film made its global debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) – Midnight Madness over the weekend to a roaring reception.
The Hollywood Reporter says… delivering both fan service and honest-to-god moviemaking of the sort rarely seen in horror spinoffs.
Rolling Stone ‘Halloween’ Is the Scariest Valentine You’ll Ever See
Collider.com 40 Years Later the Franchise Is Back to Form
The Playlist gives it an A- saying: Rejoice! This Brutal Horror Remake Is Killer.
Jason Blum – Promotional Tour, Sydney:
Thursday 4 October 2018
Friday 5 October 2018
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.
Master of horror John Carpenter executive produces and serves as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, and Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
Halloween is also produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9). In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Ryan Freimann also serves in that role.
Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.
HALLOWEEN is in cinemas OCTOBER 25.