‘Escape Room’ Sequel Has New Extended Cut Home Version

Maybe now, there truly will be no escape.

Escape RoomTournament of Champions–the follow-up to 2019’s psychological horror hit–opened in theaters over the summer (to mixed reviews), but an extended cut of the film is headed to the relative safety of your home later this month, as reported by screenrant.com.

The PG-rated movie will be released digitally Sept. 21 and on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 16–with both editions including the original 88-minute sequel and a new cut with an extra 25 minutes of footage. The additional scenes, as explained, include an “alternate beginning and ending revealing for the first time who is behind the Minos Corporation.”

And, in case the extra footage is still not enough for hardcore Escape Room fans, director Adam Robitel has not ruled out another sequel–or even a prequel, an origin story, an entry told from the villains’ perspective or even “lateral” storylines.

Escape RoomTournament of Champions–helmed by Robitel from a screenplay by Maria Melnik, Will Honley, Oren Uziel and Daniel Tuch–has Logan Miller and Taylor Russell reprising their roles from the original. They are joined by Holland Roden, Indya Moore, Thomas Cocquerel, Carlito Olivero and Isabelle Fuhrman.

The sequel follows six people “unwittingly locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive–and discovering they’ve all played the game before,” according to the official synopsis.

The original Escape Room follows six other strangers trapped in “a maze of deadly mystery rooms,” in which they’re forced to use their wits to “survive a sadistic game of life and death.” The box office smash earned $156 million worldwide on a $9-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the possible Escape Room franchise.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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