According to Variety, producer MRC and domestic distributor Lionsgate began conversations with the movie’s creators Dewayne Perkins and Tracy Oliver, and producer E. Brian Dobbins for a follow up film to the hit movie, which was released on Juneteenth this year.
The Blackening first premiered in 2022 as a TIFF Midnight Madness selection. The theatrical release on Juneteenth weekend 2023 garnered in $2.5 million on its first day of release and reached $6 million during opening weekend overall. This proved to be solid numbers for a film with a $3 million production budget.
“Same group, sprinkle in some new people. I feel like we’ve got something good, and I love the dynamic, but fresh blood always turns things up a little bit,” Perkins told Variety, suggesting that follow-up films would be comparable to the Scary Movie franchise, following mostly the same core group of characters.
The Blackening stars Antoinette Robertson, Perkins, Sinqua Walls, Grace Byers, X Mayo, Melvin Gregg, Jermaine Fowler, Yvonne Orji, and Jay Pharoah. Marcei A. Brown, Jason Clark, Dobbins, Oliver, Story, and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett produced the film. Perkins serves as a co-producer with Vicky Story as associate producer.
The official film description reads:
The Blackening follows a group of Black friends reunited for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a masked killer who forces them to play a twisted board game by his rules, which they soon realize ain’t no motherf****** game.
Get ready for the sequel. We will post updates when more information is available.
Watch the official trailer for The Blackening below:
‘The Blackening’ Sequel Is Happening: Here’s What We Know was originally published on globalgrind.com
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