Jason Blum’s Seen Happy Death Day 2 And Promises It’s Good
Though Paramount and Platinum Dunes had originally slated Friday the 13th for release in October of 2017, that sought-after corridor ultimately belonged to another horror title: Happy Death Day.
Blumhouse and Christopher Landon’s sleeper hit took the best elements from movies like Groundhog Day and Scream and wrapped them all up in a very thrilling package – even if the final product proved to be a bit too familiar for some. In typical Blumhouse fashion, Happy Death Day also exceeded all expectations at the box office, bringing in over $100 million on a production budget of just $4.8 million. Not bad, eh?
That’s an impressive turnaround in and of itself, and to no surprise, it means that we’re now getting a sequel. Yes, Happy Death Day 2 is coming down the pipeline and though there aren’t too many firm details on it just yet, producer Jason Blum has taken to Twitter to confirm that he’s already seen it and apparently, “it’s good.”
Unfortunately, we don’t have much more to go on other than that, but it does at least give us hope that the pic will live up to its predecessor. Speaking of which, Jessica Rothe (Tree) recently outlined a tentative pitch for Happy Death Day 2, one that may well spawn a horror sequel inspired by Back to the Future. Where do we sign up?
“Chris has done this incredible thing where the sequel, the way he described it to me, elevates the movie from being a horror movie – and I wouldn’t even say it’s just a horror movie because it’s a horror, comedy, rom-com drama – into a Back to the Future type of genre film where the sequel joins us right from where we left off, it explains a lot of things in the first one that didn’t get explained, and it elevates everything.”
Happy Death Day is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD (buy it here), meaning you can now take home one of 2017’s undisputed sleeper hits. And as soon as we learn more about its sequel, you’ll be the first to know.