Escape Room, directed by Adam Robitel, was the first great horror movie of 2019, and there’s already a sequel in the works eyeing an August 2020 release date. Still, we’re getting word today that Robitel has been retained to helm a new supernatural horror movie for the folks at Sony.
Deadline broke the news:
The project, to be directed by Robitel and written by Gavin Heffernan, is only known as a supernatural thriller, with the storyline under wraps. Romel Adam will oversee the project for [Sam Raimi’s] Ghost House. Earlier this year, Robitel’s Escape Room grossed a notable $155 million off its $9M production cost for Sony.
“Ghost House is thrilled to partner again with Sony Pictures, and to work for the first time with the enormously talented Adam Robitel. From the moment Adam and Gavin pitched me their vision for the movie, I knew that this would be an exciting and terrifying experience for the audience,” said Raimi.
Obviously, this project is still in its infancy, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled in order to report on everything that develops. Stay tuned and check back often for updates! In the meantime, you can check out the synopsis and trailer for Escape Room below.
Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms, and must use their wits to survive.
Are you a fan of Escape Room? Are you excited to hear that Adam Robitel is teaming up with Sam Raimi/Ghost House and Sony on a new supernatural horror movie? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.