With the exciting news the V/H/S will be arriving in UK cinemas on 18th January, The Hollywood Reporter has released another piece of even more exciting news earlier today. V/H/S 2 is officially on its way, and while the first films featured an array of up and coming indie horror directors, the sequel will be using the skills of some more established filmmakers.
The list of new directors is very exciting indeed, and I cannot wait to see what each of them can come up with. The sequel will follow the same formula as the brilliant first film, and here is a synopsis courtesy of IMDB:
“When a sleazy PI and his assistant are hired to find a missing student, they break into his house to find evidence of his whereabouts. Inside they find a hub of recording equipment and monitors surrounded by stacks of VHS tapes. They check the footage for clues to the boy’s disappearance, opening up an endless stream of horrifying videos. But the changes that the videos cause may be even more horrific… 5 more tapes. 5 more stories. More will be revealed”
Now here is where it gets really interesting, the new directors, prepare yourself!
Gareth Evans ( The Raid and Merantau), Eduardo Sanchez (Lovely Molly, The Blair Witch Project) along with his producing partner Gregg Hale, Jason Eisner (Hobo With A Shotgun) and Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre, The ABC’s of Death) will be joining returning writer and director Adam Wingard (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), and writer/producer Simon Barrett (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die) will be making his directorial debut.
Per THR, “Some news perfect for Halloween: Gareth Evans, who directed The Raid, and Eduardo Sanchez, the director of The Blair Witch Project and Lovely Molly, are co-writing and co-directing segments of a second installment of ‘V/H/S’, the hit horror anthology that had people fainting at the Sundance Film Festival.”
Surprised by the timing of the announcement, Barrett took to Twitter and posted, “You’ll have to give us the benefit of the doubt, but we wouldn’t be doing V/H/S/2 if we didn’t think we could do something amazing with it.”
I am very very excited by this news, and especially in the choice of directors. Is it possible that V/H/S 2 could top the almighty first film? It is possible as the first film was not perfect, and you can read my review to get a better idea of my thoughts.
I will be watching this news like a hawk!
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