‘The Strangers’ Slated For Facelift–Times Three

by Jayson Drury

Lock your doors and windows–strangers are headed this way.

The Strangers–the 2008 cult horror hit–is getting a reboot that will develop into a new trilogy, according to a report on Deadline.

Renny Harlin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) is set to direct the first film from a screenplay by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland. The Lionsgate film–already filming in Slovakia–will star Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale), Froy Gutierrez (Initiation) and Gabriel Basso (The Hive).

In the first film, Petsch plays the lead character who drives to meet her boyfriend in the Pacific Northwest. But, when her car breaks down, the couple is forced to spend a night in an Airbnb, where (you guessed it) they’re menaced my masked strangers during a harrowing evening of torture.

The storyline for the next two films is unclear at this point, but Lionsgate said it plans to expand the plot in new and unexpected ways. Producer Courtney Solomon said that when they set out to reboot the original, “we felt there was a bigger story to be told, which would be as powerful and terrifying as the original.”

Shooting the new story as a trilogy, Solomon added, “allows us to create a hyper-real and terrifying character study.”

Stay with Horror News Network for all updates on The Strangers reboot.


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