You should have seen this one coming. ‘Happy Death Day’ was the surprise horror hit of 2017. The slasher film with little sprinkles of comedy made over $100 million at the box office on a $4.8 million production budget, which is obviously a very good thing.
When a film, especially a horror film, performs that well at the box office, you can rest easy knowing a sequel will be coming soon. Jessica Rothe, the star of the movie, talked about the early plans for the sequel earlier this year…
“The sequel, the way he described it to me, elevates the movie from being a horror movie – and I wouldn’t even say it’s just a horror movie because it’s a horror, comedy, rom-com drama – into a Back to the Future type of genre film where the sequel joins us right from where we left off, it explains a lot of things in the first one that didn’t get explained, and it elevates everything. I was really pleased to know that we weren’t just gonna be pushing all the buttons that people loved the first time, over and over again, ‘cause I think that gets old. I’m really excited to see if it comes to fruition and, if it does, what the final product looks like. I hope we get to do it! I had a ball!”
The sequel still hasn’t been officially announced, but it was listed in this week’s Production Weekly roundup. According to the report, the sequel will begin filming on May 14 in New Orleans.
Christopher Landon will return to write and direct.[mashshare]