Two extremely popular horror films might spawn sequels, if their respective filmmakers get their way.
Scream VI directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who are collectively known as Radio Silence, tell Comicbook.com they’re keen to make a sequel to their 2019 hit, Ready or Not.
“That is the hope. We would love to”, Bettinelli-Olpin tells the outlet, adding that they’d naturally have the star of the original, Samara Weaving, return to reprise her role as the lethal bride.
The filmmaker had mentioned the possibility of a sequel at the time of the original film’s release and how they’d have Weaving’s channel Linda Hamilton’s Terminator heroine this time around.
“I know we’ve talked a lot about it in terms of like the Terminator 2 model of Sarah Connor, nobody believes her kind of thing. As for what that next day is, I think we can safely say that it would be a chaotic, to say the least.”
With Radio Silence busy with their Scream commitments, likely including an inevitable Scream VI, and the upcoming Escape from New York reboot, it’s anyone’s guess when they’d fit the project in.
Sam Raimi, director of 2009’s Drag Me to Hell, meantime revealed in an AMA over at Reddit for his new film 65 that he’s keen to do a sequel to the Alison Lohmann starrer.
“The team at Ghost House Pictures: Romel Adam and Jose Canas, are trying to come up with a story that would work, and I’m anxious to hear if they do!” said the filmmaker and producer.
Raimi had previously said – in an interview with Bloody Disgusting – that he hadn’t cracked an idea good enough for a Drag Me to Hell 2.
“I don’t have a story, because in my mind the character got killed, and worse. So I didn’t know how to proceed with the sequel. […] But this is such a definitive ending that in my mind I didn’t know where to start with a sequel,” the director said.