Mother who hunted cartel members

Earlier this month, The New York Times published an article entitled “She Stalked Her Daughter’s Killers Across Mexico, One by One,” which told the true story of Miriam Rodriguez, a mother who hunted cartel members who murdered her daughter and took justice into her own hands. It was one of those stories that immediately made readers wonder who would end up adapting it into a movie, and now, just a few days after it was first published, we know the answer: Blumhouse has won a bidding war for the film rights. Read More »

production budgets

We’ve spent the last eight months writing about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Hollywood, and how it will have lasting effects across the entire entertainment industry. Now Jason Blum, one of the town’s most successful producers, has applied a numeric value to the extra costs that are being added to making movies because of the ongoing pandemic. In his words, “it ain’t cheap.”
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more welcome to the blumhouse

BlumNews! Today, during BlumFest, a Blumhouse-themed virtual experience, we got new info regarding upcoming Blumhouse projects. First: there are even more Welcome to the Blumhouse movies headed our way. Also: John Ridley, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave, is teaming up with Blumhouse for an Untitled Paranormal Project inspired by a true story.

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blumfest 2020

Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s nothing spookier than having to spend it on your own without friends and social fun. Luckily, for those who may have to stay at home this October, Blumhouse is holding the BlumFest 2020 Halloween event, bringing together the stars of Freaky, The Craft: Legacy, and of course, Halloween for a virtual fan event.

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Allison Williams Starring in M3GAN

Artificial intelligence is one of the latest crazes in horror, and Blumhouse is activating a new tech thriller at Universal that will turn state-of-the art technology into a deadly threat.

M3GAN will star Allison Williams (Get Out, Girls) as a brilliant roboticist at a toy company who is developing the titular life-like doll with artificial intelligence that can be programmed to be “a kid’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally.” But when she decides to activate M3GAN to help out when she unexpectedly gains custody of her niece, the doll may not end up being as helpful she hoped. In fact, it’s a mistake that will have unimaginable consequences. Read More »

Female Blumhouse Directors

How much of an introduction does a producer like Jason Blum really need? We all know the name Blumhouse Productions, the production company Blum founded 20 years ago. It was in 2009 the company exploded and discovered a winning formula in modestly budgeted horror movies with low risks and potentially high rewards. Now, Blumhouse is a company whose name attracts as many moviegoers, if not more so, than most name actors. 

The latest Blumhouse Production is You Should Have Left, which is writer-director David Koepp returning to Stir of Echoes territory with his leading man, Kevin Bacon. The story is set almost entirely in a house where Bacon can’t escape the past. Based on a german novella by writer Daniel Kehlmann, it’s a modern spin on “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

Recently, we talked to Jason Blum about the atmospheric horror movie, daily operations at Blumhouse, reopening theaters, VOD, and more. 

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happy death day 3 update

If you had told me several years ago that something called Happy Death Day would end up blossoming into one of my all-time favorite horror franchises, I would’ve believed you, because I am a silly boy. Nonetheless, if you have yet to give yourself over to the joys of the Happy Death Day series, I urge you to reconsider, because they’re wonderful. Only two films exist at the moment, but fans – and people involved with the movies – are clamoring for a third. And producer Jason Blum swears he’s “working overtime” to find a way to make that happen.

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blumhouse frankenstein

Now that The Invisible Man is a huge hit for Blumhouse, more Universal monster reboots are all but guaranteed. Universal already has the Dracula spin-off Renfield in the works, as well as Elizabeth Banks’s Invisible Woman. What else could we see in the future? According to Blumhouse head Jason Blum, the answer is Frankenstein. Blum recently revealed he’d love to make a new Frankenstein movie – and this isn’t just wishful thinking. He’s actually reached out to filmmakers to try to develop a new adaptation.

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Leigh Whannell Blumhouse Deal

Director Leigh Whannell is having an outstanding weekend. Not only is the filmmaker’s remake of the classic Universal monster movie The Invisible Man at the top of the box office with a $29 million debut on a budget of just $7 million, but now he’s striking a two-year first look deal with the film’s producer Jason Blum and his horror movie factory Blumhouse. Could this possibly pave the way for Whannell overseeing a proper reboot of Universal’s movie monster universe? Read More »

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halloween kills

Super producer Jason Blum recently dropped some info on Halloween Kills, the upcoming sequel to 2018’s Halloween. According to Blum, David Gordon Green‘s follow-up is going to be even bigger than the previous movie. How big? Blum didn’t specify, but we can only assume this means Michael Myers will be facing off against the cast of The Fast and the Furious, and also possibly going to space. Or maybe not.  Read More »