Focus Features announced today they will release Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror-hit, wide on August 21, 2015.
Ciaran Foy will direct the sequel which Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, is writing with C. Robert Cargill. Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film.
eOne is financing the film which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOnes Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.
In the first film, Ethan Hawke played a true crime novelist struggling to find his next big story who discovers a box of home videos showing other families being brutally murdered, but his investigation soon leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.
Sinister opened in October of 2012 and earned $77.7 million worldwide on a $3 million budget.