'Sinister 2' in the Works, Original Writers Attached

While Scott Derrickson will co-write the screenplay, he will not return as the director, with a new director currently being sought.
Sinister 2 sequel in the works at Blumhouse Productions
Sinister 2 sequel in the works at Blumhouse Productions
Producer Jason Blum is lining up a sequel to last year's hit horror-thriller Sinister through his Blumhouse Productions company.

Sinister co-writers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill will write the screenplay, although Derrickson will not return as the director. Blumhouse is reportedly meeting with new filmmakers to tackle the follow-up. It makes sense that Scott Derrickson will not direct, since he and C. Robert Cargill are working on the video game adaptation Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Ethan Hawke starred in the original Sinister as a true crime author who moved into the same house where a family was brutally murdered. He discovers that an evil presence lurks within his new abode, and that his family is in serious danger. Sinister grossed more than $77 million worldwide from just a $3 million budget.

Sinister was released October 12th, 2012 and stars Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Ransone, Michael Hall D'Addario, Clare Foley ll, Rob Riley, Tavis Smiley. The film is directed by Scott Derrickson.



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (18)

  1. MomahKisssy

    Saw it & it freaked me out ;o

    1 year agoby @MomahKisssyFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- I was about to mention Redbox, but we all know how that one would work out. Ah, I see.

    1 year agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Haha! Well, I missed the first one in theaters so I can't really express a concrete opinion. Also, its kind of my neutral response

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- A handful of users would be up your ass right about now for making such a comment, lol.

    1 year agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  5. jasdjqs

    Not sure this need a sequel but the first film was good, like the guy said not perfect but creepy. Mama is the best horror flick in the past two years or even more

    1 year agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  6. QuintsSharkShop

    Just watched it this weekend. Was it perfect, no. Was it creepy? Yes. I'm all for a sequel. Horror movies don't have to be Shakespeare, just keep them creepy and scary.

    1 year agoby @QuintsSharkShopFlag

  7. MovieManiac

    Sinister was the best Horror film that i have seen in years. With the same writers, maybe this could be good but i have that feeling that this is just a petty cash grab.

    1 year agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  8. moviemouse

    opening shot "wow this could actually turn out to be a good horror film" closing credits "give me my money back"

    2 years agoby @moviemouseFlag

  9. artkid04

    i'd say if they do a sequel involve a new family and change the story up a bit, don't do a carbon copy of the original

    2 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  10. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Bad idea I think. But sounds possibly has potential if the same writers are attached.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  11. truthie

    Stupid. Protest this kind of movies I bored with them. I t could be scary but nothing visual everyone easily could scare you don't pay for this movies.

    2 years agoby @truthieFlag

  12. Nicholaus XX

    @corey -- It was a good (horror) movie until the disastrous ending took place; went from a 7/10 to a 6/10 in 15 minutes, or so.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  13. Writer220

    Actually Ethan lied to the InnerSpace crew about not being in a horror film before. He did play a vampire.

    I haven't seen the first yet, I guess I have to now.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  14. Corey W.

    But I'd be crazy to think something great would be a one time deal. I knew a follow-up would be announced as soon as I saw it.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  15. Corey W.

    Sinister is one of the best horror films in a long time. Every thing about it was great besides it's ending. The last thing I want is for a successful horror movie (something rare nowadays) to be destroyed by becoming a Saw/Paranormal Activity type franchise.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  16. Nicholaus XX

    Hollywood sequels/remakes: Because getting things (partially) right the first time isn't enough.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag