Things move fast in Hollywood. Just three weeks ago, we showed you the trailer for the low-budget horror film Lights Out. And just last week, we gave you a complete review of the movie, and now we’re learning a sequel is being developed just one week after its release.
According to a report from Deadline, director David F. Sandberg will return to direct the sequel. James Wan will stay on as a producer, and Eric Heisserer might also return to write the script. That means the heart of the original film will be returning, which is usually a good sign for a sequel.
This news isn’t too surprising. Lights Out opened last week, bringing in over $27 million domestically against a $4.9 million budget. As we have said before, it’s all about the money in Hollywood. They should be able to produce the sequel for under $10 million and possibly make even more money considering the audience will already know and trust the team behind it.
It’s certainly been a wild ride for Sandberg. As most of you probably remember, this project started out as a three-minute short film. Three years later, it’s making millions at the box office as a full-length feature.
We don’t know if any of the original actors will be returning for this sequel, but we will keep you posted as more information is released. They usually move pretty fast with these horror sequels, so we shouldn’t have to wait too long.[mashshare]