Don’t Breathe co-writer Rodo Sayagues to helm Don’t Breathe 2
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Don’t Breathe co-writer Rodo Sayagues will make his directorial debut by helming the Don’t Breathe sequel with Stephen Lang set to reprise his role as The Blind Man.
Don’t Breathe 2 will take place several years after the home invasion of the first movie, with the Blind Man living in quiet solace… until his past sins catch up to him.
Sayagues co-wrote the script with Don’t Breathe co-writer and director Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead). Production on the sequel is scheduled to begin this April.
Alvarez, Good Universe, and Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert of Ghost House will produce. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition and its Stage 6 Films division are backing the project.
Don’t Breathe earned $157 million at the worldwide box office from a $10 million budget when the movie hit theaters in August 2016. Along with Lang, the movie starred Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto. In the film a trio of friends in Detroit who routinely commit small-time burglaries. When they uncover a score that they think will see them set for life, the group decides to break into the house of a blind man, thinking it will be easy to get in and out with a sizable amount of cash. As it turns out, what was to be an easy take may end up becoming the last thing any of them ever do.
The film was produced by Ghost House’s Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert alongside Joseph Drake, Nathan Kahane, and J.R. Young.