Happy Death Day sequel might start filming in May

Happy Death Day Jessica Rothe Christopher Landon

I was hoping we'd see a sequel to last year's time loop slasher HAPPY DEATH DAY, but I didn't think it would be put together this quickly. When director Christopher Landon said he had an idea for a follow-up, he wasn't messing around.

Twitter account Geek Vibes Nation has passed along word from Production Weekly that HAPPY DEATH DAY 2 (which is apparently going by the working title FOE PAW) is scheduled to begin filming in New Orleans on May 14th. Less than two months from now!

HAPPY DEATH DAY star Jessica Rothe is expected to return for the sequel, which is great news because Rothe's performance was the main reason why I enjoyed the first film. In an interview with Collider a couple months ago, she said that Landon's idea for the sequel 

elevates the movie from being a horror movie – and I wouldn’t even say it’s just a horror movie because it’s a horror, comedy, rom-com drama – into a Back to the Future type of genre film where the sequel joins us right from where we left off, it explains a lot of things in the first one that didn’t get explained, and it elevates everything."

The details of that idea are still being kept under wraps.

Released on October 13th last year (a Friday the 13th), HAPPY DEATH DAY made just under $123 million at the global box office on a budget just under $5 million.

If you'd like to purchase a copy of HAPPY DEATH DAY on DVD or Blu-ray, you can do so at THIS LINK.

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