Death makes a killer comeback in first poster for Happy Death Day 2U

I never got around to watching HAPPY DEATH DAY last year, but the film clearly did well enough to warrant a sequel as the release of HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U is a mere four months away. The first film followed Theresa "Tree" Gelbman (Jessica Rothe), a college student who is murdered on her birthday and begins reliving the day over and over again until she finds her killer and stops her death. Think GROUNDHOG DAY meets SCREAM.  Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures have released the first poster for the sequel, which promises that death will be making a killer comeback.

Jessica Rothe returns as Theresa Gelbman for HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U, where she will discovers that "dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead." While speaking with Collider earlier this year, Rothe teased that the sequel might contain a touch of BACK TO THE FUTURE.

Chris has done this incredible thing where the sequel, the way he described it to me, 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. I was really pleased to know that we weren’t just gonna be pushing all the buttons that people loved the first time, over and over again, ‘cause I think that gets old.

HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U will hit theaters on February 14, 2019.



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