Deadline has exclusively reported that actress Shannyn Sossamon (One Missed Call) will be joining the cast of Sinister 2 and James Ransone will reprise his role as the Deputy Sheriff. Sossamon will play a mother of two that moves into the home recently vacated by the Oswalt family in the previous film.
Sinister 2 is expected to begin production in Chicago as early as next week and a targeted release date of August 21, 2015 has already been announced. Like the original film, the upcoming sequel will be produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions.
This installment will be directed by Ciaran Foy who previously helmed the horror film Citadel. Scott Derrickson, who co-wrote and directed the first film has penned the screenplay for the sequel with C. Robert Cargill, who he scripted the original Sinister film with. Derrickson will also serve as a producer on the upcoming sequel.
Sinister easily stands out as one of the best horror films released in 2012. I am hopeful that the forthcoming sequel will stay true to the formula that made the first film successful while diversifying enough to keep from being predictable or overly derivative. What would you like to see from the sequel? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.