Carter Smith Possessed, Also Talks ‘Ruins’ Sequel

Arriving in theaters April 4 is the R-rated adaptation of The Ruins, which was directed by Carter Smith. We caught an early screening of the film and really enjoyed it, so we got in touch with Smith to chat bout the film, which features a ruin that contains one scary past… vines that feed off humans. While chatting with Smith he broke the news to us about two other projects he has on his plate and also chatted a bit about why he probably won’t ever do a sequel to RUINS. Read on for the skinny.

While chatting with Carter Smith about his upcoming feature film THE RUINS, he spilled the beans on two projects he’s working on, along with reasons why we might not see a sequel to RUINS. One project is an an adaptation of a novel by Sara Gran. “There are a couple projects Im working, a adaptation of a book called COME CLOSER, by Sara Gran,” he continues, “[It's] the story of a New York women who becomes convinced she might be possessed by a demon. Then there’s a book that I adapted into a screenplay called TROLL, [which is] a very adult fairy tale. [It's] Strange dark cross between ET and LOLITA,” he tells us.

And as much as it looked like they were setting up a sequel for THE RUIN, Smith tells us he was just sticking to the roots of the book. “I haven’t talked at all about a sequel. Audiences are so jaded these days that they just assume it’s set up for a sequel, while the ending you saw was about keeping the integrity of the darkness,” he explains. “That was what I loved about the book was that it was so bleak and dark… I couldn’t believe it ended the way it did, it took me by surprise.

THE RUINS is a stunning horror thriller, that follows four American friends on vacation in Cancún, Mexico–Jeff, Amy, Eric and Stacy–who meet a German tourist, Mathias, and persuades them to join his hunt for his younger brother, Henrich, last seen headed off with a new girlfriend toward some ruins. The four soon regret their impulsive decision after they find themselves lost in the jungle and freaked out by signs that they’re headed for danger.

Watch for the full interview soon!