Don’t Breathe 2: Stephen Lang Officially Wraps Filming
It’s been nine months since we last heard an update on Don’t Breathe 2, but it looks like producers found a way to be able to continue with the film’s production in Belgrade despite the ongoing pandemic. Stephen Lang (Public Enemies, Avatar) took to Twitter to reveal that he has finally completed his scenes for producer Sam Raimi’s upcoming horror thriller sequel.
Directed by Rodo Sayagues, 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. According to Bloody Disgusting, Lang’s Blind Man has been hiding out for years in an isolated cabin and has taken in and raised a young girl orphaned from a house fire. Their quiet existence is shattered when a group of kidnappers show up and take the girl, forcing the Blind Man to leave his safe haven to save her.
Sayagues co-wrote the script with Don’t Breathe co-writer and director Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead). 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.