The longstanding notion of a Happy Death Day trilogy may be gaining traction.
Jason Blum–the producer of the first two films in the horror series–hinted at an optimistic outcome for a third film during a recent chat on social media, according to a report on comicbook.com.
Blum–who has said in the past that he is interested in continuing the series somehow–was asked by a fan if there was an update on a possible third film “that we should be happy about.” The Blumhouse head responded cryptically, “Something is stirring. I will say that.” That…and no more. At least for now.
Something is stirring. I will say that
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) January 15, 2022
But those few words are the best indication so far that plans may be afoot for a third installment. The franchise began with 2017’s Happy Death Day, and continued two years later with Happy Death Day 2U.
In the original–directed by Christopher Landon from a screenplay by Scott Lobdell–Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) is murdered on her birthday, only to wake up and frighteningly relive the day’s horrific events. She uses each of her resurrections to try to track down who was responsible for killing her.
Landon is on record as saying “it really comes down to Universal deciding whether they want it. We’re ready to make it. I have an outline–I’m ready to write the script. Jessica Rothe–the whole cast–is on board.”
Happy Death Day earned an impressive $125 million worldwide on a budget of just $5 million. The sequel didn’t quite repeat that success, but still grossed $64 million on a $9-million budget.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the Happy Death Day franchise.