During our interview with director Johannes Roberts regarding 47 Meters Down, he dropped some exclusive details on us about his next feature The Strangers 2.
“It’s going to be great, I hope,” Roberts told us. “I’m in week two of filming. It’s Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, and they’re fucking great. It looks absolutely incredible. I love Bertino’s film, I think it’s an amazing movie and tonally this movie is going to fit very well into that universe. It has a real strong emotional heart, which the first one did, and it has a very cool retro feel to it, a lot of sort of references to… I mean, I always bring a lot of John Carpenter with me because that’s what I grew up on, but also maybe going back a bit earlier to the seventies movies, from Don’t Look Now to Duel, the Spielberg movie, even Christine a bit, the John Carpenter movie. All of these influences are finding their way into the movie, but I think it’s going to be a real fantastic movie. I’m super excited about it.”
Today Crave Online nailed down some additional info about… The strangers’ truck? Yes! The strangers’ truck!
“We play with the truck a lot in this one, and that’s kind of fun,” Roberts tells Crave. “It has a slight Christine feel to it. That’s kind of cool. You know, The Strangers’ truck in the first one. That plays quite an iconic role in this. I love the first one. I think it’s a super cool movie. It’s really smartly put together and I think [original director Bryan Bertino] did a really good job of creating a really oddly paced movie. In a good way. You know, people have played with the whole mask thing since then… they haven’t really done that sort of pacing, and set it in a drama, or the feel the first one had. So it’s a great opportunity to try something a little different, for me. There’s a real grounded drama. You really buy into this family and the journey they’re going through before everything goes horribly wrong.”
Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman star in the sequel, scripted by Bertino and Ben Ketai.
The film follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park and after the power goes out they 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.