Adam Robitel’s Escape Room was one of the biggest surprises of last year, beloved by fans and critics alike. And now, barely 12 months after that film dropped in theaters, we have confirmation Escape Room 2 is fully on the way. Not just announced either, but wrapped and hurtling towards a release.
Late last year, Deadline confirmed Channel Zero star Holland Roden, Pose actor Indya Moore, The 100‘s Thomas Cocquerel, Isabelle Fuhrman (star of the infamous Orphan) and Carlito Olivero (Bad Samaritan) were all set to feature in the sequel alongside returning leads Taylor Russell and Logan Miller, who just barely survived the first movie. Robitel is also returning, alongside screenwriter Bragi F. Schut.
Escape Room opened massive domestically, banking $18.2 million at the box office before going on to earn over $155 million worldwide, so an Escape Room 2 was inevitable. And now we can start to get properly excited for it as Robitel himself confirmed that filming has wrapped in South Africa (where the first movie was also shot), via iHorror:
After 50 days of principle, and 20 days of 2nd Unit, we have officially wrapped photography on Escape Room 2. It’s always bittersweet to come to the end, but I can’t wait to share what machinations Minos has in store
Escape Room 2 reportedly picks up right where the first film, which saw six strangers trapped inside a deadly escape room created by the dastardly Minos Corporation, left off. Other details are being kept tightly under wraps, but Russell and Miller’s characters finished up the first movie vowing revenge on Minos, so presumably they’ll be fighting to help others survive while looking to take the company down in Escape Room 2.
Of the first movie, we said, “Fans of IRL escape rooms may balk at the setup, but for a movie set entirely in, er, rooms Escape Room never feels confined. It’s claustrophobic, naturally, but considering how outlandish and over-complicated it could have been, Robitel manages to keep it simple, creating a vivid, well-realized world where both nothing and everything seems possible. Here’s hoping the inevitable sequel doesn’t mess it all up by putting the players on a deserted island or something.”
Let’s hope they don’t. Escape Room 2 is set for release November 3, 2020.
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more info on the movie as it becomes available.