Trick ‘r Treat 2: long-awaited sequel has a really great script

Trick ‘r Treat writer/director Mike Dougherty has confirmed Trick ‘r Treat 2 is still in development and has a great script

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures brought director Mike Dougherty horror anthology Trick ‘r Treat (watch it HERE) to home video in October of 2009 – and fans almost immediately began asking for a sequel. Fourteen years later, we’re still waiting for Trick ‘r Treat 2 to make it into production. Last year, Dougherty said the sequel is in “very active development“. Now, during a Q&A that was conducted for a screening of Trick ‘r Treat, Dougherty has added that Trick ‘r Treat 2 already has a really great script in place.

The filmmaker told Collider, “We have several drafts of a script. I brought back the same storyboard artist I mentioned before, Simeon Wilkins, so we have a stack of storyboards and a good fat stack of concept art done by Breehn Burns as well. So it’s inching along. I’m hoping to talk to Legendary. They’ve been wonderful, like great collaborators. But so much of it is timing, and as you know, we just got out of a strike, so the next step, fingers crossed, would be looking at budget, of course, schedule, and all the rest. But we have a really, really great script for a sequel. And I brought in my co-writer from Krampus to do it with me. So Zach Shields and Todd Casey who did Krampus with me also helped me write Trick ‘r Treat 2.

Written and directed by Dougherty, Trick ‘r Treat tells five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Quinn Lord, Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, and Dylan Baker star.

It sounds like Trick ‘r Treat 2 is rolling along pretty well at this point, so here’s hoping the start of production won’t be much farther off.

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Trick 'r Treat

Source: Collider

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