In my ten years covering the genre, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a harsher backlash toward one film as I have with Paramount Insurge’s The Devil Inside. Despite the jeering, spitting, throwing of garbage, and my own public text-based crucifixion for daring to think it was pretty good, the film managed to pull in $34.5M during its opening weekend. Given its success, a sequel is a no-brainer, right? Maybe, maybe not.
The Wrap recently caught up with producer Steven Schneider, who dropped the following on the
Three people who liked this flick.
“It’s a little premature,” says Schneider. “Everybody is processing what happened — the remarkable weekend we had — and feeling really good about that. Certainly the filmmakers and Lorenzo (di Bonaventura) and I would all love to explore that with the studio, and I think we believe that there is absolutely the potential to carry forward our storylines from the original. It would be a rather organic and fun process — and one that would lead to great results.”
There you have it, kids. For better or for worse.
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In 1989, emergency responders received a 9-1-1 call from Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley) confessing that she had brutally killed three people. 20 years later, her daughter Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) seeks to understand the truth about what happened that night. She travels to the Centrino Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Italy where her mother has been locked away to determine if her mother is mentally ill or demonically possessed. When she recruits two young exorcists (Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth) to cure her mom using unconventional methods combining both science and religion, they come face-to-face with pure evil in the form of four powerful demons possessing Maria. Many have been possessed by one; only one has been possessed by many.
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