While original Sinister director Scott Derrickson and his co-writer C. Robert Cargill have been hard at work on a script for a sequel to the massively successful 2012 film, it was unsure as to whether or not Derrickson himself would take ahold of the directing duties. That all changed today, however, as Blumhouse took to twitter to announced that Citadel director Ciaran Foy will be the man behind the sequel. While I’m sure that many fans were hoping to see Derrickson back behind the camera for Sinister 2, take solace in knowing that he still very much has a heavy hand in the sequel with writing duties.
Foy is certainly an interesting choice for the gig mostly because he only has one feature film (Citadel) under his belt. And as an up and coming genre director, Foy has some pretty big shoes to fill as he spearhead’s a pretty massive horror property for Blumhouse. It’s really cool to see that they’ve has passed the torch on to a director who’s still trying to make a name for himself as this will surely spring his career into much bigger, and scarier things.
In the original film:
A true crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror.
Now that we’ve got a director for the Sinister sequel, I’m sure we’ll be hearing a whole lot more on this one sooner rather than later. What did you think of the first film? Do you see any sense in making a sequel?