Back in February, we reported that Relativity’s upcoming sequel to the hugely-popular home invasion movie, The Strangers, was struggling due to serious financial difficulties, with the previously-confirmed release date pushed back indefinitely. And now it seems there may be even more trouble afoot.
Recently, Rue Morgue caught up with director Bryan Bertino’s (who helmed The Strangers) frequent collaborator, producer Adrienne Biddle, to enquire as to the status of The Strangers 2.
And suffice to say, it isn’t looking good:
Bryan and I and our company are not attached to the project at this point. He wrote the original script, which I will say is a fantastic piece of writing, but he was never going to direct it, and it’s in Relativity Media’s hands following the sale of Rogue to Relativity. With all the troubles they’ve had, I don’t know if it’s going to happen. If they can get their financial act together, maybe, but it has almost happened two or three or four times over the last five or six years, so I’ll believe it when it see it
Funnily enough, the premise for the long-discussed sequel sees the central family forced to move into a trailer park, due to financial troubles. There, they are menaced by savage, axe-wielding maniacs in masks, à la the original movie.
The planned sequel to Bertino’s fan favourite flick has been in the works for almost five years, so anything could happen at this stage.
Stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more on this long-awaited sequel, as it is revealed! In the meantime, let us know your thoughts below!