Don’t Hold Your Breath? That would be a cool title for a sequel to Fede Alvarez‘s Don’t Breathe, which was one of the biggest horror films of 2016.
The film banked in $150 million worldwide on a $10 million budget, which by using unconfirmed math would mean it soaked in a hefty $50 million in profits before even arriving on home video. With those kind of numbers there’s absolutely no reason to not attempt a sequel.
Alvarez confirmed to Comingsoon that he is in fact developing a sequel and intends on returning to the director’s chair.
In the film, Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran (Stephen Lang) who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he’s an easy target, the trio invades the man’s secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.
The big twist is that there’s a young woman trapped in the basement, who turns out to be the girl who accidentally killed the blind man’s daughter. Hypothetically, we could see a prequel and learn how this girl ends up in a blind man’s basement (although in my head it’s as simple as she was overcome with guilt and stopped by the man’s house looking for redemption). A sequel was teased in a deleted scene in which the blind man is following Levy at an airport, cane and all. More than anything I’m interested in how they could further this story that seems to have run its course.