For those of you who enjoyed the mega-hit film Sinister this past fall, you will be happy to know that the folks behind the original already have a sequel in the works, like who didn’t know that was coming? All of the creative team behind the first film are working on a second film and hope to turn the Mr. Boogie character into a franchise.
According to Deadline, Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions is moving forward on its third micro-budget franchise with Sinister 2, the sequel to last year’s horror pic that grossed more than $87M worldwide off of a $3M budget. The move to build the Sinister franchise follows in the footsteps of Blumhouse’s successes with the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits.
I understand that all of the major behind-the-scenes players are back for Sinister 2, including creators Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. They wrote the original, which Derrickson also directed. Thinking is that they’ll write the sequel, and I hear director conversations are in the works.
I thoroughly enjoyed Sinister, but Hollywood has a way of running a good thing straight into the ground, here’s to hoping that doesn’t happen with Sinister 2.
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