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Quarantine 2 gets a writer, director and a diverging path from Rec

Mar. 10, 2010by:

QUARANTINE was a troubling film to me, as even though it was essentially a shot by shot, line by line remake of its Spanish predecessor, REC, it somehow managed to end up being a lot worse.

Well, it appears someone thought something similar, as QUARANTINE 2 is splitting from REC 2, which takes place mere moments after REC in the same building. The American sequel is taking the action elsewhere, specifically to an airport.

Shock Till You Drop is reporting that the project has found a writer/director in the form of John Pogue, most famous for his scripts for the SKULLS series, who won a pitch contest over at Screen Gems to earn the job.

I think a different direction is definitely the way to go for QUARANTINE here as there’s nothing quite as embarrassing as trying to copy a movie scene by scene but in English and having it fail. I heard REC 2 was quite good, but as proven by the original, that does not mean a literal Americanized translation will do it justice. In this new scenario, I can see a dark, zombie infested, sealed off airport being quite the spooky place, and I’m curious to see if this manages to shape up to be anything worthwhile.

Extra Tidbit: Its a toss up whether this thing ends up theatrical or straight-to-DVD.

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3:18PM on 03/12/2010

although rec was...

better, quarantine was alright, if you just saw the american version, you'd be impressed. saw rec2 and i am glad they are diverging, maybe seconds after the end of events in rec2, lol, get a jump on the spanish folks.
better, quarantine was alright, if you just saw the american version, you'd be impressed. saw rec2 and i am glad they are diverging, maybe seconds after the end of events in rec2, lol, get a jump on the spanish folks.
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7:12AM on 03/11/2010
I enjoyed Quarantine. Thought is was suspenseful, very scary, and did what horror movies are supposed to do; scare you. Of course I saw the ending coming because of the damn trailer, but otherwise it was a really good movie. Anticipating the sequel, should be fun.
I enjoyed Quarantine. Thought is was suspenseful, very scary, and did what horror movies are supposed to do; scare you. Of course I saw the ending coming because of the damn trailer, but otherwise it was a really good movie. Anticipating the sequel, should be fun.
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12:00AM on 03/11/2010
I first watched [REC], before Quarantine, and quite enjoyed it. It was a different approach to Zombies which I liked. Quarantine, somehow is just boring... perhaps because I had seen it all before, literally.

This is probably a good move.
I first watched [REC], before Quarantine, and quite enjoyed it. It was a different approach to Zombies which I liked. Quarantine, somehow is just boring... perhaps because I had seen it all before, literally.

This is probably a good move.
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6:55PM on 03/10/2010
Having seen REC i couldn't see the point of seeing the remake,so news of a Quarantine 2 really doesn't do it for me.
Having seen REC i couldn't see the point of seeing the remake,so news of a Quarantine 2 really doesn't do it for me.
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4:34PM on 03/10/2010

REC 2: breaking the law of physics for fun

the 2nd flick had the worst ending ever ... dont want to ruin anything for people who havent seen it but they literally breakt he laws of physics, you turn off the lights and the entire layouts of rooms changes, as do the items and furniture in them. Its literally insulting to the audience that they expect anyone to buy it.
the 2nd flick had the worst ending ever ... dont want to ruin anything for people who havent seen it but they literally breakt he laws of physics, you turn off the lights and the entire layouts of rooms changes, as do the items and furniture in them. Its literally insulting to the audience that they expect anyone to buy it.
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3:00PM on 03/10/2010
I for one thought Quarantine was the best horror film of 2008. It was well acted and actually had legitimate suspense throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bring on a sequel!
I for one thought Quarantine was the best horror film of 2008. It was well acted and actually had legitimate suspense throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bring on a sequel!
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2:21PM on 03/10/2010
Quarantine would have been better if the ending wasn't in the damn trailer.

Let's hope they keep that in mind for #2
Quarantine would have been better if the ending wasn't in the damn trailer.

Let's hope they keep that in mind for #2
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2:16PM on 03/10/2010

REC 2 SPOILERS !!! Ahead !

Don.t read if you don't want to know. REc 2 is pretty good actually. I love the idea that people a possesed by a demon. But somewhere toward the film I felt that they had just a basic idea to explore, nothing new in the film, the just got to find the origial blood from the bitch you see at the ed of the film, and we get some explication why they haven't seen her till the end of the film in the dark. But the film ends on a bad note with a poor idea recycled from others films, and that's what
Don.t read if you don't want to know. REc 2 is pretty good actually. I love the idea that people a possesed by a demon. But somewhere toward the film I felt that they had just a basic idea to explore, nothing new in the film, the just got to find the origial blood from the bitch you see at the ed of the film, and we get some explication why they haven't seen her till the end of the film in the dark. But the film ends on a bad note with a poor idea recycled from others films, and that's what disapointed me a lot. I wish quarantine 2 will be different from the first one, that's what was missing in Rec 2.
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2:13PM on 03/10/2010

REC 2 SPOILERS !!! Ahead !

Don.t read if you don't want to know. REc 2 is pretty good actually. I love the idea that people a possesed by a demon. But somewhere toward the film I felt that they had just a basic idea to explore, nothing new in the film, the just got to find the origial blood from the bitch you see at the ed of the film, and we get some explication why they haven't seen her till the end of the film in the dark. But the film ends on a bad note with a poor idea recycled from others films, and that's what
Don.t read if you don't want to know. REc 2 is pretty good actually. I love the idea that people a possesed by a demon. But somewhere toward the film I felt that they had just a basic idea to explore, nothing new in the film, the just got to find the origial blood from the bitch you see at the ed of the film, and we get some explication why they haven't seen her till the end of the film in the dark. But the film ends on a bad note with a poor idea recycled from others films, and that's what disapointed me a lot. I wish quarantine 2 will be different from the first one, that's what was missing in Rec 2.
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2:11PM on 03/10/2010
REC 2 U.S. dvd release please!
REC 2 U.S. dvd release please!
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1:51PM on 03/10/2010

Either way..

Jennifer Carpenter is a stone cold fox.
Jennifer Carpenter is a stone cold fox.
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1:15PM on 03/10/2010

Mutated zombie people at an airport!

I love the sound of the plot. I see so much potential coming from this.
I love the sound of the plot. I see so much potential coming from this.
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12:58PM on 03/10/2010
I like Quarantine. I probably watch the sequel.
I like Quarantine. I probably watch the sequel.
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12:52PM on 03/10/2010
Surprised sequel news is this late in coming.

I LOVE [REC]. Easily one of my fave flicks of all time. I actually enjoyed Quarantine for what it was. Like you said, a shot for shot remake that falls that short is odd. It just lacked serious tension, suspense and atmosphere. I dug Q tho. [REC]2 was very good. Wasn't a rehash like you'd expect, which was nice. It had a few things that sat funny, like the fact they explain away WHAT was going on, but overall, it was a very good watch. Gotta
Surprised sequel news is this late in coming.

I LOVE [REC]. Easily one of my fave flicks of all time. I actually enjoyed Quarantine for what it was. Like you said, a shot for shot remake that falls that short is odd. It just lacked serious tension, suspense and atmosphere. I dug Q tho. [REC]2 was very good. Wasn't a rehash like you'd expect, which was nice. It had a few things that sat funny, like the fact they explain away WHAT was going on, but overall, it was a very good watch. Gotta watch it again tho, and see how repeat viewings pan out.

Q2... yea, don't remake [REC]2... that'd be assery. I'll check it out tho, cause, why not... unless it's in 3D.
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2:16PM on 03/10/2010
I though that Rec 2 was a lot of recycled from the first one. It's always people stock in an appartement, changing place, stock again. And what a shitty end !!!
I though that Rec 2 was a lot of recycled from the first one. It's always people stock in an appartement, changing place, stock again. And what a shitty end !!!
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12:32PM on 03/10/2010

I'm sorry Paul but...

"somehow managed to end up being a lot worse" ???

Are you implying that REC was a bad film? Mmmm...

REC was awesome and I have it set for this weekend to watch the sequel which looks awesome as well...
"somehow managed to end up being a lot worse" ???

Are you implying that REC was a bad film? Mmmm...

REC was awesome and I have it set for this weekend to watch the sequel which looks awesome as well...
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12:43PM on 03/10/2010
No, no, I meant you would think if you made an exact copy of a good film, it would also be good, which Quarantine was not. I'm a big fan of the original.
No, no, I meant you would think if you made an exact copy of a good film, it would also be good, which Quarantine was not. I'm a big fan of the original.
12:31PM on 03/10/2010

THANK GOD ...

... REC 2 sucked bigtime as a sequel, diverging from it is the best thing.
... REC 2 sucked bigtime as a sequel, diverging from it is the best thing.
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