Universal Pictures and Blumhouse are scheduled to release another slasher birthday film following the success of Happy Death Day.
Jessica Rothe, the star of the first film, will return once more for its sequel titled Happy Death Day 2U. It is set to screen on theatres on Valentine's day next year. Additionally, its original writer and director, acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Landon, will be back as well.
About The Slasher Film Sequel
The sequel was announced last May after its first film earned a staggering $26 million on its opening weekend. The movie earned $55.7 million in the U.S. box office and $122.7 million internationally.
Jason Blum, Blumhouse's chief, Samson Mucke, John Baldecchi, and Angela Mancuso will produce the film. Although the storyline of the movie is still being kept a secret, its star said that dying repeatedly is easier than the troubles that come her way.
Plot Of The Film
In the first film, Rothe's character, a college student named Tree, awakens from her sleep and celebrates her birthday. At the end of the night, she is murdered at a party. However, instead of never waking up again, she reawakens only to repeat the day and experience the same things. After her confusion, she makes an effort to find out who her killer is and avoid the loop.
Lead star Rothe said with the way Landon described the film to her, she thinks that it had elevated from just being a horror film to a multifaceted film. It even mirrors the style of iconic film Back to the Future, where the next movie starts where the last one stopped.
"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." Rothe said.
"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!" she added.
Some of the other celebrities in the movie are Rachel Matthews, Suraj Sharma, Steve Zissis, Ruby Modine, and Israel Broussard.
"It's better than the first movie, it takes it further. Chris Landon got the tone right, and you're going to love it," said Blum. He added that he is immensely proud of the second film.
The upcoming film will be joined by other films also opening on Feb. 14 next year such as Isn't It Romantic starring Rebel Wilson and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.