One of my favorite recent 80’s throwback action flicks is screenwriter Simon Barrett (You’re Next, Blair Witch) and director Adam Wingard’s (Godzilla vs. Kong) The Guest with Dan Stevens and Maika Monroe.
And today, Stevens teased that The Guest 2 may be in the works.
Stevens tells Forbes: “We’ve certainly talked about it. I’d love to work with both Adam Wingard, the director, and Simon again. Adam’s pretty busy with giant apes and monsters at the moment with Godzilla vs. Kong. Simon and I have talked about many things. A sequel to The Guest has come up. I don’t know quite what form that would take, and I think we are a way off from it happening, but it’s always a possibility.”
He adds: “Simon Barrett said to me the other day that all ‘cult film’ means is that it didn’t make any money at the time. It’s been delightful that it’s continued to have this life. Not every film you make is going to have that sort of enduring appeal. For me, in the limited career, I’ve had so far, The Guest has had the longest legs. People just this week, for whatever reason, are discovering it and messaging me and saying, ‘I can’t believe it took me this long to discover this film. It’s great.’ That’s really satisfying.”
Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality, it begins after a string of mysterious deaths leads a teenager to become suspicious of a soldier (Dan Stevens) who showed up on her family’s doorstep and claimed to be a friend of her dead brother.
It sports a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Boasting enough intelligence to bolster its darkly violent thrills, The Guest offers another treat for genre fans from director Adam Wingard.