Sony’s Don’t Breathe Sequel & Ghostbusters: Afterlife Get New Release Dates
Sony Pictures has scheduled Screen Gems’ Don’t Breathe sequel for an August 13, 2021 release date. Additionally, Sony has moved Columbia Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife to June 11, 2021, from its March 5, 2021 release date. The film will now debut the same weekend as the first Ghostbusters film, which premiered on June 8, 1984.
The Don’t Breathe sequel will now open against 20th Century Studios’ Deep Water while Ghostbusters: Afterlife will open a week before Warner Bros.’ In the Heights.
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.