Fede Alvarez is currently promoting his first big studio film with The Girl in The Spider's Web, but the indie filmmaker is already planning to return to his roots. Following the back to back success of Don't Breathe, and the Evil Dead remake, a sequel to both movies has been discussed for some time. Fede Alvarez recently took to Twitter to ask his fans which project they would like to see happen first with Evil Dead 2 emerging as the winner.
Speaking to MovieWeb, Fede Alvarez gave an update on both sequels.
"When I tweeted that I was interested in seeing what people prefer. We were having some internal debates about what people would be interested in most. Unfortunately, ‘Evil Dead 2’ won. Which, I guess I would have preferred ‘Don’t Breathe 2’ to win because it’s one of my own creations. Obviously, ‘Evil Dead’ has the bigger following. So that’s what happened.”
The Evil Dead might have been the fan favorite, but Alvarez threw a twist into the mix and revealed that there is no script for Evil Dead 2, but there is one for Don't Breathe 2.
“We do have a script for ‘Don’t Breathe 2.’ That’s the only difference. We don’t have a script for ‘Evil Dead 2.’ But we do have a script for ‘Don’t Breathe 2’ that we wrote. Once I’m done with [‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’] we’re gonna start thinking of ways to bring that story to the screen. Me directing or me producing. It really depends on the time that we’ll have. I’m particularly excited about that because it’s a really different sequel when it comes to sequels. It’s a very different approach and I’m excited about that.”
Don't Breathe was a relentlessly tense thriller about a gang of thieves looking for an easy score who target the house of a blind man they believe is hiding a considerable fortune. However, the trio of crooks gets more than they bargained for when the blind man (Stephen Lang) turns out to be more capable than they expected. Edge of your seat stuff. Costing a thrifty $10 million to produce, Don't Breathe generated over $157 million worldwide.
I'm not sure how you make a sequel to something so original, but I can't wait to see what Alvarez cooks up. It remains unclear if he'll be directing, as Alvarez is still attached to the long-gestating Labyrinth remake/sequel.
The Girl in the Spider's Web is released in the UK on November 21st.