A sequel to Fede Alvarez‘s 2016 horror movie Don’t Breathe is coming, but the Girl In The Spider’s Web and Evil Dead director won’t be returning.
Fortunately, the film has found an able replacement in Rodo Sayagues, who has collaborated with Alvarez since his 2009 break out Panic Attack! Sayagues also co-wrote Don’t Breathe, so he makes as much sense as anyone to helm the sequel.
It’s somewhat surprising a follow-up has taken this long to materialise. The first film made a huge profit, grossing $157 million worldwide off a $10 million budget. It also got very positive reviews. That’s about as good as it gets for a film that size.
The first film revolves around a group of criminals invading the home of a blind Gulf War veteran. Things go poorly from there. Alvarez has co-written the script with Sayagues, and was quoted in the past as saying “we know exactly where it goes”, in regards to the story of the sequel. It’s not clear right now whether any of the cast from the first film will be returning.
Sayagues will make his directorial debut with the project. Don’t Breathe 2 – also no confirmation on whether that is indeed the title – will begin shooting in April.