Back in April we learned that Radius-TWC and Blumhouse Productions had plans for two more sequels to their festival hit CREEP, a bold move when you consider that the first film hasn't seen a wide release yet. Now Mark Duplass, who co-wrote, produced, and stars in CREEP, has revealed the release plans for the trilogy, sharing that it is a possibility that we could see the entire series dished out over the course of a single year. Crazy, huh? But it's certainly an intriguing game plan.
Collider caught up with Duplass to ask him if there were already ideas formed for the sequel to CREEP and this is what he had to say:
“Mhmm. Ah, yeah, I’m gonna be shooting the second Creep film at the end of the year and the cast will be revealed soon … I’m really excited about it because there’s a good chance that all three of them will release next year. We’re gonna try to line them all up.”
When asked why the CREEP team is choosing to take that approach, Duplass further explained:
“For me it’s, if you can spend a dollar marketing one movie, why don’t you let that dollar work for all three of them and that way you can spend a lot more and get the movie out there?”
Makes sense, especially when you're dealing with an indie film trilogy.
CREEP stars Patrick Brice as a videographer who answers an online ad to film a stranger (Mark Duplass) in a remote mountain town for a personal project that turns sinister. Our own Chris Bumbray caught it at Fantasia last month (you can peep his review HERE) and wasn't exactly blown away by it. But Radius-TWC and Blumhouse are confident that it'll strike enough of a chord with viewers to justify making a trilogy. We'll see how this works out.