Some quick news is coming in for you Sinister fans! Focus Features will release Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror hit, wide on August 21, 2015. Ciaran Foy will direct the follow-up, which Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, is writing with C. Robert Cargill.
Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film. eOne is financing the project, which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.
Sinister 2 is the sequel to the highly praised original film starring Ethan Hawke, which grossed more than $87M worldwide off of a $7M budget. The move to build the Sinister franchise follows in the footsteps of Blumhouse’s successes with the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits.
Plot details are currently being kept under wraps; however, an ad on Simon Casting’s Facebook page stated, “We’re looking for girls, ages 8-12, who speak Norwegian for a role in a horror feature film… The project begins shooting in mid-August in Chicago.” The Illinois Film Office’s Betsy Steinberg confirmed the ad is for Sinister 2.
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