Bah! I was really, really hoping this day would never come- but alas, it has arrived. Today Sony Screen Gems and Ghost House Pictures announced the director for Boogeyman 2, the sequel to the box office success that grossed nearly $70 million worldwide at the box office. I’m not a fan of the first film, in fact I pretty much hate it (review), but I’m always hoping for a better future. Read on for the news on the sequel and let’s hope for something fun and original this time!
Jeff Betancourt, the editor on the upcoming sequel “The Grudge 2,” is set to make his directorial debut on another horror sequel “Boogeyman 2,” according to Production Weekly.
Penned by Brian Sieve, (The Wes Craven produced “Ambrose Fountain”) the script centers on a young woman with a long-term phobia of the boogeyman, who voluntarily checks herself into a mental health facility with the hope of conquering her overwhelming fears. However, much to her horror, she discovers that some things are terrifying on purpose, and confronting her demons was not the best course of action. Production is scheduled to begin late November in Los Angeles. Betancourt’s cutting credits also include “When a Stranger Calls,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and “The Grudge.”