We recently learned that a sequel to Scott Derrickson's 2012 surprise hit SINISTER would begin lensing in Chicago in August with CITADEL helmer Ciaran Foy tackling directing duties. Now we've learned when we can expect SINISTER 2 to hit theaters as Focus Features have shared that the sequel to the micro-budget horror-hit will open wide in theaters on August 21, 2015.
Scott Derrickson, the director of the first SINISTER, is writing the script with C. Robert Cargill. eOne is financing the film which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.
In our recent interview, Derrickson said that he...
"didn't want to settle for a predictable script, we wanted it to feel like a SINISTER sequel, the kind of sequel we would want to see because we're such fans of the genre. We both know horror franchises so well, and we're both pretty sensitive to how they can go awry, what you don't want to see. I think we found just the right angle for it; it's fresh and unpredictable yet provides the kind of stuff you want to see from a SINISTER sequel."
SINISTER 2 is the sequel to the highly praised original film starring Ethan Hawke, which 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 INSIDIOIUS series of ultra-low-budget genre hits.
Look for SINISTER 2 in theaters on August 21 2015. More on the sequel as we hear it.