Escape Room sequel begins development at Sony
After the surprising box office success of the January thriller Escape Room, which brought in $119 million on a $9 million budget, Columbia Pictures has begun development on a follow up, according to Deadline. Adam Robitel will return to the director’s chair for the Escape Room sequel, along with writer Bragi F. Schut and producer Neal H. Mortiz.
Per the report, the studio has targeted April 17, 2020 as a potential release date for the follow up.
Escape Room is a psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.
The movie stars Taylor Russell (Lost in Space, Before I Fall), Logan Miller (Love, Simon, The Walking Dead), Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil, The Defenders), Jay Ellis (Insecure, Top Gun Maverick), Tyler Labine (Voltron, New Amsterdam), Nik Dodani (Atypical, Murphy Brown), and Yorick van Wageningen (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Papillon).
Escape Room was directed by Adam Robitel (Insidious: The Last Key, The Taking of Deborah Logan) from a screenplay by Bragi F. Schut (Season of the Witch) and Maria Melnik (American Gods). The movie was produced by Ori Marmur, Neal H. Moritz, and Donovan Roberts-Baxter.