Last night in Los Angeles, Legendary Pictures held a special screening of Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat. During the fan Q&A, the writer-director of the holiday cult classic revealed to the crowd that Trick ‘r Treat 2 is in the works!
“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 told EW in a separate announcement. “I’m a firm believer that October should be filled with Halloween movies, or horror movies.”
No script is, as of yet, in place, 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,” Dougherty continues about his tentative plans for the sequel. “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.”
An October release means that Trick ‘r Treat 2 would likely hit in 2015 at the earliest, but it could be a bit longer before cameras are ready to roll. Check back for updates on the project as soon as they become available.
Watch last night’s panel Q&A here: