The Guest: Adam Wingard says sequel could happen as a limited event series

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

The Guest, Adam Wingard, Dan Stevens, sequel, limited series

Adam Wingard's The Guest is the very definition of a cult classic. It was so very unexpected when it was released in 2014 and the end result was a solidly crafted thriller that paid sweet homage to films of its sort that were released in the '80s and it features a top-notch performance from Dan Stevens. Fans have been wondering if a sequel could happen & now Wingard has teased his idea for a limited series to continue the story.

During a chat with "The Hollywood Reporter", Wingard teased what could be in store if he could continue the story and the trajectory may not be a theatrical sequel and more of a limited event series:

"So, even though I don't have a Guest sequel, [screenwriter] Simon [Barrett] and I have talked about it. We don't have necessarily something that we're excited about yet per se, but I've talked to Dan about it. Recently, I've seen Dan once a week, and we just hang out and chill. So we've talked about it a lot, but there's nothing concrete. But I will say that we do have a very special Guest "sequel" that I'm working on in an unconventional way. It has to do with the music from The Guest, so there is going to be a big Guest thing coming up really soon that I think is going to thrill people. But no movies in the works just yet. There's also a potential limited series down the line for it. Instead of doing a direct sequel to The Guest, we might do a limited series for it as a sequel. But again, it's just not where our heads are at right now, so we'll see."

Wingard is pretty busy now with the Face/Off sequel and the recently announced Thundercats movie so a sequel to The Guest, limited series or otherwise, could be a long way down the line but it's cool to see that he still has conversations with the key players about the possibility. The Guest, despite solid reviews, wasn't a huge success when it was released but it has gained a considerable cult following, especially when the pandemic and quarantine started because more people discovered the film. Wingard has said that the more people discover the movie, the more he thinks about bringing a sequel to life:

"Well, the simple answer is that The Guest was a slow-burn cult classic. It's a movie that was pretty largely unknown when it came out. It did well critically, but it didn't really pick up until last year. During the [current circumstances], when it was re-released on Netflix, it really made a big splash with audiences finally. People finally started seeing it, and it was the number one movie on Netflix for a little bit."

In The Guest, Dan Stevens plays a mysterious man who comes to visit a grieving family of an old army buddy. The family welcomes "David" into their home as they adapt to life without their son and the more David spends with the family, the more he charms them & their community. However, after a string of mysterious deaths, hints about his past begin to emerge and they tease a horrible secret he's been keeping from everyone. The film also stars Maika Monroe, Lance Reddick, and Joel David Moore.

Would YOU want to see The Guest continue as a theatrical sequel or as a limited event series?

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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