‘Smile’ Filmmaker Thinks There May Be “More In That World”

by Thomas Tuna

Was there a wink next to that sly smile?

With the critical and box office success of Smile, thoughts always turn to a sequel, and writer/director Parker Finn is no different. But he’s hedging his bets very carefully.

Finn–in a recent interview with comicbook.com–said he made Smile “to be self-contained–to tell its whole, own story, I didn’t think in a million years that there would be such a demand for a sequel.”

But still and all, he admitted, “I think there are definitely things inside of the film that remain unexplored that would be very exciting to deal with, and also things I didn’t get a chance to do on the first one for either budget constraints or it didn’t quite fit in the story.”

Finn added that he would never “overtly just repeat myself or do the same thing I just did. But I think there could be a really exciting way for there to be more in the world of Smile–something very unexpected and surprising for an audience, with a lot of tricks up its sleeve.”

Smile–which hits shelves on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 13–follows Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) as she suffers through frightening experiences she can’t explain “after witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient,” according to the synopsis.

Then, things get even worse, and Cotter must confront “her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.”

Smile also stars Jesse T. Usher, Kal Penn, Rob Morgan, Kyle Gallner and Caitlin Stasey.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on a possible Smile sequel.

 

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