When a little film grosses more than $87 million worldwide off of a $3 million budget, you can bet your ass that a sequel won’t be far behind. The PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise is still cranking them out (for better or worse) and now it looks like SINISTER will be the new sequel on the block. Deadline.com has reported that Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions is moving forward on its third micro-budget franchise with SINISTER 2.
The move to build the Sinister franchise follows in the footsteps of Blumhouse’s successes with theParanormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits.
Deadline.com further reports that:
[A]ll of the major behind-the-scenes players are back for Sinister 2, including creators Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. They wrote the original, which Derrickson also directed. Thinking is that they’ll write the sequel, and I hear director conversations are in the works. Blum will produce as will Derrickson. (Blumhouse and Derrickson are also working on a screen adaptation of Stephen King novella The Breathing Method.)
The cast and plot for the sequel are so far being kept under tight wraps. More on this one as it comes.