Bryan Bertino is thrilled & excited about The Strangers 2

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

The original THE STRANGERS was written and directed by Bryan Bertino. He has since gone on to direct MOCKINGBIRD and THE MONSTER. He also produced the Oz Perkins-helmed THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER. rDead Central chatted with Bertino about THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER (which he produced) and asked him about THE STRANGERS 2 while they were at it.

Drinking game idea: drink a shot for every time Bertino says "thrilled" in the follow excerpt, and chug a beer for every time he says "excited". Okay, you got the rules? Alright, let's do this.

Bryan Bertino on THE STRANGERS 2:

“I’m thrilled that it seems like finally now people are behind the movie that are interested in making it. I was thrilled to see it out of Relativity’s hands and into a group of producers’ hands that are actually excited about making it. It’s very crazy to think that after all of these years they’re going to make a sequel, but I liked the script that I wrote when I wrote it eight years ago.

It’s a cool story, and I think it will have an opportunity to be an exciting movie. So I was really thrilled and excited to see, after so many false starts over the years, that it was in the hands of someone who was actually interested in doing something with it; and I really like some of the movies they’ve made in the last few months.

I was saying to someone the other day that I really liked I Am a Serial Killer so I was excited to see these producers are going to be involved in the film; it was exciting for me.”

THE STRANGERS 2 follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park and, after the power goes out, decide to hunker down for the night in a borrowed trailer. Under the cover of darkness three familiar masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test their every limit. 

THE STRANGERS 2 is directed by Johannes Roberts (THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR) from a script written by Bertino (who of course wrote and directed the original) and Ben Ketai. Casting is under way with shooting scheduled for the summer.

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Source: Dread Central

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