Ole Bornedal’s horror flick, The Possession, did relatively good business in cinemas last year. The Sam Raimi produced film took a respectful $75 million worldwide, which isn’t too bad for a small horror. As with many horror film, they can be made relatively cheap, so a worldwide gross of $75 million can be considered somewhat of a success, hence The Possession 2 is now in the works.
Bloody Disgusting got the exclusive on the news, and the site is reporting that a sequel is indeed on the way for The Possession. At this time there are no details, but they are saying that Good Universe (the company that also worked on Universal’s Oldboy remake directed by Spike Lee) are part of the development process.
At this time there is no director attached, not writer and no cast. It is fair to say that this news has be broke very early indeed. As for where the story goes after the first one? Well, again no details have been revealed, but I can think of a million ways to bring back the evil inside the Dibbuk Box, so no doubt a sequel will be more of the same.
Synopsis for the first film:
Based on true events, ‘The Possession’ is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
(Source: Bloody Disguting)