James Wan is now one of the leading names in horror. The incredibly talented writer/director/producer is responsible for four great franchises, The Conjuring, Insidious, Annabelle (the sequel is filming now) and Saw. Now, he’s adding a fifth franchise to the list.
While his latest film, Lights Out is still in theaters, it has already been granted a sequel. The supernatural thriller did great during last week’s opening weekend, grossing over $60 million globally, 12 times its budget.
Lights Out, based on the short film by the same name, was penned by Eric Heisserer, who will return for the sequel, Deadline reports. David F. Sandberg will be back to direct the sequel after he wraps filming Wan’s Annabelle 2. Lawrence Gray will produce.
The film centers on Rebecca, a young woman who thought she left her childhood fears behind her. Growing up, she never was really sure what was real and what wasn’t when the lights went out. Now, her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same terrifying events. Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the entity, before the thing in the darkness gets them both.
The film stars Teresa Plamer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Maria Bello, Amiah Miller, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Andi Osho, Rolando Boyce, and Maria Russell.
We will keep you posted as the story continues to develop.