When Ti West unleashed bats into his movie The Roost I was nervous at first, but somehow he pulled it off- but whenever a studio tries to do it I find myself asking why?! I find myself asking it once again now that I’ve learned that Sony Home Entertainment is prepping to shoot Bats 2, a sequel to the 1999 film Bats, this September in Romania. Yes, yes it’s coming direct-to-video, but still, why? Read on for the scoop…
Those genetically mutated bats are taking to the skies again.
A sequel to the 1999 flick “Bats” about some killer rodents escaping their cages and going on a scary spree across town, is in pre-production, with filming due to take place later this year in Romania.
Lou Diamond Phillips starred in the original film, written by John Logan, as a local town sheriff who teams with a bat expert to squat the nuisances. It’s unlikely he’ll return, with the action shifting to new ground.
Set in present day Afghanistan, the sequel centres on a group of soldiers who endeavor to capture Fazul, a fanatical terrorist who has escaped into the maze of caves underlying the landscape of the country. As the troops spelunk, they encounter one major obstacle: genetically altered bats programmed to seek out flesh and consume it.
“Bats 2″, which at this stage is being produced as a DTV title, kicks off it’s shoot in September.