Universal Considering Sequel to Mama, Franchise Potential


The Guillermo del Toro-produced Mama has proven to be a hit both domestically and internationally.  Universal, the distributor, is so happy with the supernatural thriller’s success, that a sequel is now being considered, says the studio’s president of international, David Kosse.

Kosse told Screen Daily, We think there’s potential for a Mama franchise.  We’d like to do another one. But those conversations are in the early stages.”

Starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Mama reached number one at the box office when it opened in January.  The film has grossed an estimated $89 million worldwide.

Now, we’ve been down this road before with films that cost little, but made a lot.  One film does well and sequels are considered, but never pan out.  We’ll see what the future of Mama holds, especially after that film’s ending…

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