Director Scott Derrickson’s chilling horror feature, Sinister, became one of the favourite horror films of 2012, and fans have been getting really excited about the sequel.
Derrickson will not be directing the new film, but will be onboard as producer. The directing job has been handed to British director Ciaran Foy, and if you have seen his superb debut feature Citadel, then I am sure you will agree that Sinister 2 is in good hands.
Sinister 2 is due to begin filming next week in Chicago, and while some have thought the film will be a prequel of sorts, earlier today Focus Features announced that the new film will follow on from the events of the first film.
The first casting announcement has also been made. Firstly it has been confirmed that James Ransone (below) will reprise his role as Deputy So-And-So (he was never named in the first film), so no doubt his return will give the sequel some depth in terms of the plot device as he will have already had some experience with Mr Boogie. It has also been confirmed that Shannyn Sossamon (One Missed Call, upcoming TV series Wayward Pines) has joined the cast.
Focus Features have announced an August 21st 2015 release date for their upcoming horror sequel, Sinister 2. It has not been confirmed if this US release date covers the UK as well, but usually we follow a US horror release date shortly after.
Sinister 2, the follow-up to last year’s pic that grossed more than $87M worldwide on of a $3M budget, will arrive August 21, 2015. Citadel‘s Ciaran Foy will helm the next chapter, which Sinister director Scott Derrickson is writing with C. Robert Cargill.
The new franchise follows Blumhouse’s success with the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits. eOne is financing the sequel, with Derrickson and Jason Blum producing.
Here’s the synopsis for Sinister 2:
In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of Wayward Pines) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death. James Ransone, who portrayed the concerned sheriff’s deputy in Sinister, will be reprising his character in Sinister 2.