Son of a bitch!
Back in December of 2015, it was announced the The Strangers 2 was going to be moving forward, and Relativity Media even gave us a release date: December 2nd, 2016. This would give them only a year to find a director, gather cast and crew, and get the film on store shelves. Being a fan of the original, this was great news to me. For years, I’ve been tortured with rumors of a sequel, and the rumored plot sounded interesting.
Unfortunately, it looks as if Relativity may not be able to afford to go ahead with the sequel. In a recent interview with Collider, Roy Lee had this to say about The Strangers 2 possibly being scrapped:
We have a script that’s fantastic, but they’ve had some financial difficulties so it’s unclear as to whether or not they’ll be able to finance the movie.
The last news we had in regards to The Strangers 2 was that the film was chugging along, and a director had been attached to the project: Marcel Langenegger. Also, the screenplay was provided by Ben Ketai. Doug Davison, Nathan Kahane, Trevor Macy and Roy Lee were set to produce the film.
For those of you that didn’t already know, here’s the plot for The Strangers 2:
The plot follows a family of four that have been evicted from their home due to a poor economy. The family decides to hold up in an abandoned trailer park, but they must fight to survive the night once the masked strangers pay them a visit.