Sony Pushes Back ‘Escape Room’ Sequel Once Again

Escape Room 2 has escaped…again. This time clear into next year.

Sony Pictures has shuffled its film release schedule again, reacting to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, and has bumped the much-anticipated sequel to the 2019 hit Escape Room to New Year’s Day–Jan. 1, 2021, as reported by comicbook.com.

This is the second time Sony has been forced to postpone Escape Room 2. The sequel originally was slated for an Aug. 14, 2020 release, but was shoved back to Dec. 30 back in February, well before the pandemic took hold, ruining filming schedules for several studios.

Sony coupled this announcement with postponements for two upcoming Spider-Man films: the untitled Spider-Man 3 with Tom Holland and the sequel to the surprise hit Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse.

Plot details for Escape Room 2 are sketchy, but it has been reported that Adam Robitel will return to the director’s chair, and cast members Taylor Russell and Logan Miller will reprise their roles from the original movie.

New cast members for the sequel include Holland Roden (Teen Wolf), Indya Moore (Pose), Thomas Cocquerel (Table 19), Carlito Olivero (East Los High) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan).
Roden described his film by saying that “at the end of the day, it is about strangers in a room getting killed. There’s a formula that can work.”

The actor added that the filmmakers need to “work twice as hard each movie to reinvent the wheel. But you also have to be mindful of giving the audience what they really liked out the first movie.”

The original film told the story of a group of strangers who have been invited to an escape room. But they quickly learn they have been gathered together to play a sick game of life and death.

The movie surprised at the box office, raking in a healthy $156 million on a budget of just $9 million. Thus, the sequel.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further developments on Escape Room 2.

Thomas Tuna
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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