After the original movie earned $87M worldwide, Blumhouse Productions has decided to move forward with a sequel to the low-budget horrorSinister. Director Scott Derrickson and co-writer C. Robert Cargill will pen the screenplay for the follow-up, with Derrickson also serving as producer alongside Jason Blum. There's no word yet on who will be directing, or a possible release date.
Sinister starred Ethan Hawke as a true-crime writer who finds a cache of 8mm home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s. Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson and Vincent D’Onofrio all co-starred.
This news isn’t surprising but it is also very exciting. I really enjoyed the first Sinister and thought it was one of the best horror movies in years. A sequel isn’t something I was hoping for but with Derrickson and Cargill back as writers I’m all for Sinister 2.