Trick ‘r Treat Sequel Announced

2013/10/29 04:42:34 +00:00 | Jonathan James

Legendary Pictures brought Michael Dougherty, Bryan Singer and a number of guests to a special Trick 'r Treat screening in Hollywood this evening. We had a feeling that there was some special reason behind the all-star screening besides helping celebrate Halloween, and it turns out that a sequel was officially announced.

We have nothing specific to share about the sequel at this time, other than the teaser image below that was revealed during the Q&A that took place after the screening. This is a breaking news item and we'll update this story with more details as soon as they become available. Here's the official announcement from Legendary Pictures:

"At Monday night’s special fan screening of the cult horror classic TRICK ‘R TREAT hosted by Legendary, the film’s iconic character, Sam, and director, Michael Dougherty, stole the show by announcing a sequel during the Q&A session. Other panel participants included two of the film's stars Dylan Baker and Brian Cox, as well as a surprise appearance by producer Bryan Singer."

*Updated: New details from EW's chat with Michael Dougherty:

We'll learn more about Sam: "There’s nothing I can reveal yet. It’s still really early in the process, but I can definitely say that we’ll be exploring Sam more and maybe getting into some back story of who and what he actually is."

Talking the monsters we'll see this time around: "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."

Chances of a third film? "I think it’d be great to make it a trilogy, at least. So fingers crossed. For me, I think every film should explore a different aspect of Halloween. I felt like the first film was the very traditional, suburban Halloween that we all have some memory of. But as I’ve grown up over the years, I’ve lived everywhere from Columbus, Ohio to New York to L.A., and I find that the holiday is very different depending on where you live. Or even time periods. I don’t see why we should be limited to just present day stories. Halloween is an amazing holiday because it evolves depending on where you live and the time period."