In a recent interview with Crave Online, 47 Meters Down director Johannes Roberts opened up about his current project, The Strangers 2. In doing so, he drew comparisons to John Carpenter’s Christine and also revealed that The Stranger’s truck will play a major role in the upcoming sequel.
“We play with the truck a lot in this one, and that’s kind of fun,” the director explained to Crave. “It has a slight Christine feel to it. That’s kind of cool. You know, The Strangers’ truck in the first one. That plays quite an iconic role in this.”
“I love the first one,” Roberts continued. “I think it’s a super cool movie,” he said. “It’s really smartly put together and I think [Bertino] did a really good job of creating a really oddly paced movie. In a good way. You know, people have played with the whole mask thing since then… they haven’t really done that sort of pacing, and set it in a drama, or the feel the first one had. So it’s a great opportunity to try something a little different, for me. There’s a real grounded drama. You really buy into this family and the journey they’re going through before everything goes horribly wrong.”
Martin Henderson (The Ring), Christina Hendricks (The Neon Demon), Bailee Madison (Don’t be Afraid of the Dark), and Lewis Pullman (Aftermath) star. Hendricks, Madison, and Pullman will appear as a family on a cross country road trip who take refuge in a trailer park, only to find that they are being targeted by a trio of malevolent ‘strangers’.
As for who will be behind the creepy and iconic masks, we know that the titular villains will be recast from the original.
Bryan Bertino (who wrote and directed the 2008 original) and Ben Ketai penned the screenplay.
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