In a move that should surprise absolutely no one suffering through this coronavirus-plagued year, two more genre films have been bumped back to (sometime in) 2021.
Both Terrifier 2 and Escape Room 2 have had their release dates moved back into the mists of next year, as reported by comicbook.com. And, to add to that bad news, neither film has announced an exact release date as of this writing.
Terrifier 2 writer/director Damien Leone this week broke the news on his Facebook page, saying that “our initial goal was to have it out this month but, like every other production, COVID set us back big time.”
Leone added that the sequel has headed into the final stretch of filming, and “our goal is to have the film completed by early 2021. However, that does not mean we will have distribution secured. That will be the next step,” he wrote. So, as they say, stay tuned.
Terrifier 2–which stars Lauren Lavera, David Howard Thornton, Elliott Fullam, Sarah Voigt, Kailey Hyman and Casey Hartnett–follows Art the Clown (resurrected by a sinister entity) as he “returns to Miles County, where he must hunt down and destroy a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night. Pray you don’t get in his way.”
And it’s basically the same story with Escape Room 2, which was moved from its last reported date of Jan. 1, 2021 (from Aug. 14 of this year and then Dec. 30) to–what a surprise!–an unspecified date in 2021.
Not a great deal is known about this sequel, but it will see the return of director Adam Robitel and cast members Taylor Russell and Logan Miller from the original 2019 movie. Other cast members include Holland Roden, Indya Moore, Thomas Cocquerel, Carlito Olivero and Isabelle Fuhrman.
In discussing Escape Room 2, Robitel said that, “at the end of the day, it is about strangers in a room getting killed. There’s a formula that can work.” Tell that to the people in the room.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Terrifier 2, Escape Room 2 and any other horror entries slated to hit theaters in the months to come.