the hunt release

Earlier this month, Universal’s decided to indefinitely shelve the The Hunt in lieu of a string of tragic mass shootings and political controversy stirred up by Fox News and Donald Trump. The decision was treated with some derision among critics who argued that the polarizing logline for the satirical action thriller, which follows a group of elite liberals who are hunting down a group of people from conservative red states referred to as “deplorables,” shouldn’t be the sole reason that the movie was scrapped. But The Hunt may have a future in theaters if producer Jason Blum has anything to say about it. The Blumhouse Productions CEO revealed that he thinks a release for The Hunt could happen at some point in the future.

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Blumhouse had smashing success with their sequel/reboot to Halloween, and while they still don’t have the rights to a sequel yet, they’re certainly mulling the idea. But what about other horror franchises? Could Jason Blum and company reboot more fright flicks? That’s the dream (or should I say nightmare?). In the past, Blum has mentioned a passing interest in a Scream reboot, and he hasn’t given up the idea. The mega-producer also would like to take a crack at Hellraiser. Nothing is even close to official yet, but that could change.

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The Invisible Man

Just last month, we learned Jason Blum and his über-successful Bluhouse Productions banner were tackling a remake of The Invisible Man, the first in what could be many revamps of Universal’s classic movie monsters. The Dark Universe that began with Tom Cruise’s The Mummy in 2017 is dead, which means they’re taking a whole new approach to some of horror’s most revered monsters. Producer Jason Blum has opened up about how The Invisible Man deal came about and teased a hopeful future for the rest of the Universal monsters.

Meanwhile, Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander is already trying to get on board the Universal monsters retooling with an idea for The Mummy reboot. Alexander has pitched the idea to the studio, but she’s not confident it’ll get picked up, so she teased what it’s all about for those curious. Read More »

amazon blumhouse movies

Amazon has just closed a deal with the frightmasters at Blumhouse to create eight films exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. Each of the entries will be from diverse filmmakers, and marks Amazon’s first foray into feature-length properties created strictly for their streaming service. Details are what the individual features will be are slim, but since Blumhouse is involved, you can bet jump-scares will feature in somewhere. More on the Amazon Blumhouse movies below.

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Blumhouse 4 billion

The word “visionary” gets thrown around a lot in the entertainment industry, but Jason Blum is truly one of Hollywood’s most visionary film producers. Over the past twelve years, he popularized a business model that slashes filmmaking costs, gives directors the type of creative control they often don’t find elsewhere, and rakes in serious profits if the movie proves to be a hit.

Aided by the recent success of David Gordon Green’s new Halloween movie, Blumhouse has officially crossed the $4 billion mark at the global box office. Read on for some of Blum’s thoughts about possible sequels to Halloween and Get Out. Read More »

jason blum Female Directors

Yesterday, horror maestro Jason Blum found himself in hot water after carelessly claiming that “There are not a lot of female directors period” when asked why Blumhouse hasn’t yet hired a female director. But after vast swaths of the internet informed him of exactly how many working female directors there are in Hollywood, Blum has issued an apology for his “dumb comments.”

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Female Blumhouse Directors

There has yet to be a female filmmaker in charge of a Blumhouse movie, and that’s unfortunate. Even more unfortunate: Jason Blum‘s response when asked why he’s yet to hire a female director. When questioned about the distinct lack of female representation behind the cameras over at Blumhouse, Blum gave a rather misguided answer.

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Quibi

If you thought there were already too many streaming services to choose from, prepare yourselves for a new contender to enter the fray. Former Walt Disney Studios chairman and DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman have announced that their short-form content mobile subscription platform has an official name: Quibi, which is short for “quick bites.” As in, quick bites of content that are only 10-15 minutes long.

No, this is not a joke.

In addition to unveiling the platform’s name, the company’s founders revealed a handful of major Hollywood players who are on board to develop shows for the new service, including Jason Blum, Guillermo del Toro, Antoine Fuqua, and the previously-announced Sam Raimi. After you catch your breath from laughing so hard at the dorkiest name in streaming – Seriously? “Quibi?” – keep reading to learn more about each of their new shows. Read More »

into the dark trailer

There’s a whole sub-genre of holiday-themed horror, but Blumhouse and Hulu take it to another level with Into the Dark. Sure, there are the usual suspects — Halloween and Christmas — but what about all the holidays in between? Can you imagine an Easter horror story? Well, Into the Dark can.

An anthology series inspired by a holiday in every month in which its released, Into the Dark is an experiment in horror storytelling that will air 12 episodes over the course of a year. See the first Into the Dark teaser, released by Hulu, to get an idea of the terrifying year ahead of us.

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Nicolas Cage Blumhouse Movie

Some things were made for each other. Peanut butter and jelly. Fish and chips. And now, Nicolas Cage and Blumhouse. The constantly-working actor recently revealed he’d love to work with the horror-centric production company. And this doesn’t just seem to be a case of wishful thinking – Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum says he already has a film idea for Cage.

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