We just had a chance to chat with Bryan Bertino about the upcoming film The Blackcoat’s Daughter, which he produced (look for that interview shortly); and of course we had to inquire as to the status of The Strangers 2.
When we asked Bertino for any tidbits about the long-gestating project, he told us, “I’m thrilled that it seems like finally now people are behind the movie that are interested in making it. I was thrilled to see it out of Relativity’s hands and into a group of producers’ hands that are actually excited about making it. It’s very crazy to think that after all of these years they’re going to make a sequel, but I liked the script that I wrote when I wrote it eight years ago. It’s a cool story, and I think it will have an opportunity to be an exciting movie. So I was really thrilled and excited to see, after so many false starts over the years, that it was in the hands of someone who was actually interested in doing something with it; and I really like some of the movies they’ve made in the last few months. I was saying to someone the other day that I really liked I Am a Serial Killer so I was excited to see these producers are going to be involved in the film; it was exciting for me.”
Who are those producers he’s referring to? The Fyzz Facility Pictures’ Wayne Marc Godfrey (The Foreigner, The Survivalist), Robert Jones (Centurion, The Usual Suspects), and Mark Lane & James Harris (47 Meters Down, I Am Not a Serial Killer) are all on board, as is Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door, 47 Meters Down), who will direct from a script written by Bertino (who of course wrote and directed the original) and Ben Ketai.
The Strangers 2 follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park and, after the power goes out, decide to hunker down for the night in a borrowed trailer. Under the cover of darkness three familiar masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test their every limit. Casting is under way with the US-based shoot scheduled for the summer.
Stay tuned for more!