Focus Features announced this morning that James Ransone is set to reprise his Sinister
role for the upcoming sequel, Sinister 2
. Joining him will be franchise newcomer Shannyn Sossamon (The Rules of Attraction
The sequel, an eOne and Blumhouse Productions film, begins production next week in Chicago. Ciaran Foy (Citadel
) is directing with Focus Features set to release Sinister 2
nationwide domestically on Friday, August 21st, 2015.
In the aftermath of the shocking events of Sinister
, a protective mother (Sossamon) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death.
Scott Derrickson, director of the original Sinister
, has written the sequel's screenplay with C. Robert Cargill; the duo also wrote the original film. eOne is financing the sequel with Jason Blum and Derrickson producing and Charles Layton, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux executive producing.
, which starred Ethan Hawke, was released domestically by Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company, in 2012, and earned over $48 million; the movie’s worldwide gross was $82 million.
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