‘Escape Room 2’ Debut Moves Again–This Time To July

by Thomas Tuna

If there’s any furniture in the hotly anticipated Escape Room 2, it must be musical chairs.

The release of the sequel to the 2019 box office gem has been moved–once more–to July 16 from the last reported date of Jan. 7, 2022, according to Deadline. Interestingly enough, another horror entry–The Night House from Searchlight Pictures–is also scheduled to hit theaters the same day.

In a maddening game of “following the bouncing ball,” Sony Pictures had already moved Escape Room 2 from Apr. 17, 2020 to Aug. 14 and then to Dec. 30 before settling on Jan. 7, 2022. Until this week, that is. Is another time jump in the offing? Stay tuned.

Adam Robitel is returning to the director’s chair for the sequel, and original cast members Taylor Russell and Logan Miller will reprise their roles. The new ensemble also includes Holland Roden, Indya Moore, Thomas Cocquerel, Carlito Olivero and Isabelle Fuhrman.

Newcomer Roden said that, at the end of the day, the film basically deals with “strangers in a room getting killed. There’s a formula that can work.” Other plot details are being kept under wraps.

The original Escape Room–which surprised at the box office, grossing $156 million on a $9-million budget–told the story of six strangers who find themselves “in a maze of deadly mystery rooms who must use their wits to survive.” The film was directed by Robitel from a screenplay by Bragi F. Schut and Maria Melnik (who also penned the sequel).

Keep reading Horror News Network for more updates–and possible release date changes–on Escape Room 2.

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