Who’s gonna die first this time?
The Blackening–last year’s surprise horror-comedy box office hit–will get a follow-up film, according to Variety. MRC and Lionsgate are teaming up on the sequel, which does not yet have a production schedule.
The original–which earned $18.5 million on a budget of just $5 million–was directed by Tim Story from a screenplay by Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins. Talks reportedly have already begun with Perkins, Oliver and producer E. Brian Dobbins on the next feature.
Perkins went so far as to tell Variety that he can see The Blackening becoming a franchise, not unlike the Scary Movies films. The franchise could cast “the same group and sprinkle in some new people,” Perkins explained. “I feel like we’ve got something good, and I love the dynamic. But fresh blood always turns things up a little bit.”
The Blackening–which stars Perkins, Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg and Antoinette Robertson–is set on Juneteenth, and follows a group of Black friends who are targeted by a masked killer while staying at a cabin in the woods.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Blackening 2.