The slasher genre has recently been sneaking back into theaters, one of the most recent attempts being a Groundhog Day-inspired film called Happy Death Day. It was excitingly a financial success, earning over $100 million on a less than $5 million budget. In an economic formula like that, Happy Death Day 2 would no doubt be put into production – as was the purpose of these types of films in the 80’s.
The film’s star Jessica Rothe even explained last year how a sequel could begin as she was told by her director.
“The sequel, the way he described it to me, elevates the movie from being a horror movie – and I wouldn’t even say it’s just a horror movie because it’s a horror, comedy, rom-com drama – into a Back to the Future type of genre film where the sequel joins us right from where we left off, it explains a lot of things in the first one that didn’t get explained, and it elevates everything.”
She then explained,
“I was really pleased to know that we weren’t just gonna be pushing all the buttons that people loved the first time, over and over again, ‘cause I think that gets old. I’m really excited to see if it comes to fruition and, if it does, what the final product looks like. I hope we get to do it! I had a ball!”
While the sequel has yet to be officially announced, it was spotted in Production Weekly according to Geek Vibes Nation. They tweeted the news, saying,
— Geek Vibes Nation 🖖 (@GeekVibesNation) March 14, 2018
The working title is “Foe Paw”, and original writer/director Christopher Landon is expected to return with Jason Blum of Blumhouse producing.
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